Emily Thies, 15, gives a rub to Ekko, a Spokane County sheriff’s K-9, who will now be protected from overheating in a closed patrol car thanks to a donation from Thies. She is holding a citizen commendation she received Wednesday from Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.
Aug. 13, 2009 in City on Page A7
Emily Thies, a 15-year-old high school student, has donated her pet-sitting money to help protect the K-9 dogs that work with Spokane County sheriff’s deputies. “I love animals,” she said.