Westerville Girl Holds Bakes Sale for Bosco

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A 12-year-old Westerville girl is trying to make a difference in someone’s life, the life of Zanesville Police Department K-9 Officer, Bosco, who was shot in the line of duty. She has held two bake sales in one week to help raise money to pay for Bosco’s medical bills.

WHIZ’s Emily Baird has more.

“One weekend ago, I heard about Bosco, just my mom was making pancakes and about a half hour later, we had Kroger set up to do a bake sale the next day. I called all my friends, and we did one, ” says Katie Cavanagh.

With the help of her family, some local bakeries, and her school, Katie held a bake sale at the Westerville Kroger last weekend.

“I really wanted to help him because I’m a big dog lover, but we didn’t have a whole lot of money because of the depression to give him. So, I wanted something bigger to do, ” says Katie.

It went so well, that she says she decided she wanted to hold one at the Kroger in Bosco’s hometown. So, Katie and her family had a table set up at Zanesville’s Maple Avenue Kroger this afternoon.

“It sure makes you pretty proud as a mom. She’s a good kid. We’ve been very lucky. She’s got her brothers and sisters involved. It became a family affair, ” says Katie’s mom,Carole Cavanagh.

Carole and Katie both say the response from both communities has been overwhelming.

“It’s been an amazing experience. I think it’s one that you definitely get more than you give, ” says Carole.

While the idea was to raise money through a bake sale, Carole and Katie say people were coming up throughout the afternoon and just giving them donations.

“We’ve received everything from kids that have a couple pennies to put in, to hundreds of dollars. We received a wonderful donation from a lady’s son in Afghanistan who’s whole unit took up a collection and sent it, ” says Carole.

K-9 Paco and his partner came out for the bake sale, along with Bosco’s partner, Patrolman Mike Schiele, who also was shot during the August 23rd incident on Indiana Street.

Katie says she’s been checking on Bosco’s condition daily through web sites, and she says she hope’s this will help the K-9 officer. She says this couldn’t have been possible without the community’s support.

“I just want to say thank you so much because everyone’s been digging out their wallets, and it’s extremely kind, ” says Katie.

I’m Emily Baird for WHIZ News.