Two Chick-fil-A Florida locations and Scent Evidence K9 teamed up to promote Child Safety in the Tallahassee area during the month of April. The Bradfordville, FL and Capital Circle, FL Chick-fil-A locations partnered with Tallahassee-based Scent Evidence K9 to bring back the restaurant’s popular Family Night Events. Over 200 kids received free Child Safety Kits and had the opportunity to meet the real Rex, the bloodhound who inspired SEK9’s Rex the Rescue Pup book.
Child Safety and Community Partnerships
The FBI National Crime Information Center reported that over 650,000 persons went missing in the U.S. in 2017. Of those more than 70% (461,000) were children. Scent Evidence K9 CEO, Paul Coley, developed the Scent Preservation Kit® to offer an extra layer of protection for families and caregivers in case their loved ones go missing.
Local Chick-fil-A owner, Steve Elyea, sponsored the free Child Safety Kits during the Family Night Events as well as food specials. The kits contained the Scent Preservation Kit® and additional Child Identification materials.
Paul Coley stated, “Chick-fil-A is dedicated to their community and we are extremely grateful for the opportunity to play a role in promoting child safety best practices with them. We’d also like to thank Pam Morris for her awesome ability to coordinate and market the successful Family Night events.”
Rex the Rescue Pup
Kids lined up during both Chick-fil-A Family Night events to meet the real-life Rex, the bloodhound that inspired SEK9’s Rex the Rescue Pup book. Written by Paul Coley’s daughter, Cassie Coley, Rex the Rescue Pup is a fun way to help kids discover the importance of finding their unique talents and skills while giving parents and caregivers an opportunity to discuss child safety with their kids. The story centers around Rex’s adventures as he tries to fit in with the other animals on the farm. The lovable, young bloodhound soon learns how his extraordinary differences can be used to help find the lost and bring them home safely.