June 29, 2022

K-9 Safety

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By Lynda Wheatley | May 28, 2022

It’s been said—first in 1922 by New York City police Commissioner Richard Enrigh—that all that stands between a law-abiding society and “criminality” is a thin blue line (i.e., the police). Well, truth be told, that thin blue line can also be brown … and furry. At least it is at the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Department, where K-9 Officer Klouse joined the force in March 2021. A dual-purpose narcotics and patrol dog, Officer Klouse is trained in tracking, building and article search, handler protection, and narcotics detection. Tough and dangerous work? You bet. That’s why VCA Cherry Bend Animal Hospital is hosting an open house and silent auction to raise enough money to buy Officer Klouse his own bulletproof vest. More than 20 local vendors and businesses have donated goods for the auction and cause; all that’s needed is your participation by way of bids at the vet hospital, 10387 E Cherry Bend Rd., from 1pm to 5pm June 4. 

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