UPDATE: The Chippewa Falls Police Department announced Thursday it has met and exceeded its K9 fundraising goal.
Between pledged donations, and actual checks received, the department has raised just over $100,000.
Police said the vast majority of funds came from individuals, companies, foundations and community groups in Chippewa Falls.
Chippewa Falls police published a thank you on their Facebook page to everyone who helped contribute .
Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - The Chippewa Falls Police Department is just about $10,000 away from having a K9 unit.
The department started fundraising for a K9 officer back in October, and hoped to collect $92,000 to help pay for the dog, training and other expenses.
Thursday, officials told News 18 they've raised nearly $80,000 so far.
The Chippewa Falls City Council has agreed to pay about $10,000 dollars a year to cover annual costs like food and vet bills.
For more information about the K9 fundraising efforts, you can visit their website.