Amid the heroin epidemic, police dogs are increasingly at risk of overdosing while sniffing out drugs. Miami University’s K9 is prepared in case he and his handlers encounter a dangerous situation. K9 Figo recently received a Narcan First Responder Kit. Link.
About $15,000 of the $60,000 the Northwest Regional police force needs to start the unit will go toward paying for the dog and training, according to Seidel. The rest of the cost includes a new K-9 police vehicle, a ballistic vest for the dog, a kennel and … Link.
which was stopped in the left-turn lane, a state police news release said … No one else was injured and Underhill’s K-9 dog was not harmed. Kahn was ticketed for traveling too closely. Link.
Joker, a 7-year-old German shepherd, didn’t hesitate when his partner, Officer 1st Class Wade Milyard, presented him with a brand-new ballistic vest behind the Frederick Police Department on Friday afternoon. In under 10 seconds, the vest, which was black … Link.
A police K9 with the DeKalb County, Indiana, sheriff’s department has died after being forgotten in the back of a squad car for four hours. According to WANE News, the dog died on Thursday after his handler apparently forgot him inside of the squad car. Link.
A police dog in northern Indiana died of apparent heat stroke in the back of his handler’s squad car, WANE reports. According to a release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, School Resource Officer Courtney Fuller and K-9 Mojo returned home … Link.
BUFFALO, NY (Spectrum News/CNN) – Increasingly, police dogs that accidentally overdose while sniffing about for drugs are getting immediate emergency medication from their human partners. The K-9’s receive Narcan, a medication used for treating overdosed … Link.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Police in Delray Beach are taking action to protect their K9s from opioids. Handlers now carry overdose reversal medicine for their dogs. It’s the same medicine first responders use to treat human overdose patients. But instead of … Link.
HUDSON, N.Y. (NEWS10) – With bad batches of heroin circulating in Columbia County, officers are worried about exposure for their K9s. “She goes to work with me and also goes home with me, so we’re very close. The bond is very close you know and she … Link.
A new puppy has joined the force of the Bismarck Police Department. Mesa, a 14-month-old Belgian Malinois German Shepherd mix, is in training to become the department’s third K-9 dog. Mesa will replace K-9 Oscar, who retired this year with some health … Link.