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Braintree, MA K-9 Unit Receives Grant Following K-9 Kitt’s Death

Cain, a dog purchased by the Fortuna (CA) PD with the help of a grant awarded in 2020.  Photo:  AKC Reunite
Cain, a dog purchased by the Fortuna (CA) PD with the help of a grant awarded in 2020. Photo: AKC Reunite

AKC Reunite, the largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service provider in the United States, is pleased to announce a $7,500 donation to the Braintree Police Department in MA through its AKC Reunite Adopt a K-9 Cop matching grant program. Funds were raised by contributions from the South Shore Kennel Club and community members, with AKC Reunite matching donations at a three-to-one ratio. This donation comes in the wake of the death of K-9 Kitt, a 12-year veteran police dog with the Braintree Police Department who was shot and killed in the line of duty this past June. Continue reading Braintree, MA K-9 Unit Receives Grant Following K-9 Kitt’s Death

US Police Canine Association Partners with AKC

BigStock Photo
BigStock Photo

From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Police Canine Association is the newest organization associated with the AKC. The United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) is the largest and oldest police dog certification organization in the United States.

“AKC is honored to collaborate with the USPCA,’’ said AKC President and CEO Dennis B. Sprung. “They protect our citizens, strive to educate the public on many important dog-related topics, and are an integral part of communities. We are very proud to be affiliated with them as the nation’s oldest and largest Police K-9 organization.’ Continue reading US Police Canine Association Partners with AKC

RIP K-9 Aches

Photo credit:  Joe Albert
Photo credit: Joe Albert
From the Police K-9 Association here in Ohio: It is with extreme sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our own K-9 ACHES. [long A: A-keys]

Recently, Aches (4.5 years old) had fallen ill. After dedicated care at home, and travel to Columbus for expert advice, it was determined that he had an inoperable tumor on his spine.

Aches was one of the rare and special K-9s in that he was 100% work; however, when he was at home he was 100% a family dog. He leaves behind his dedicated partner, best friend, and Dad, Investigator McGilton, as well as his loving momma and his human sister. Continue reading RIP K-9 Aches

Contraband Sausages

Kody and his haul.  Credit:  CBP
Kody and his haul. Credit: CBP

From Customs and Border Protection: NEWARK, N.J. — An arriving passenger was ‘sniffed’ out by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection K-9 at Newark Liberty International Airport trying to import swine meat into the United States.

On January 8, CBP agriculture specialists conducted a canine examination of luggage originating from Kosovo, when K-9 Kody alerted his CBP handler to a suspicious suitcase. The arriving passenger claimed the suitcase and declared that he had “homemade sausages”. Continue reading Contraband Sausages