BOSTON (WHDH) – Police officers from across the Bay State flocked to the Massachusetts Statehouse on Thursday to support a bill that would give emergency responders permission to render medical aid to K9s injured in the line of duty.

If passed, the legislation would bring about a major change, honoring Yarmouth Police Department Sgt. Sean Gannon and Nero, his K9 partner. Read More

Police swooped on a property in Burford, Brookside yesterday morning. A sniffer dog was used to locate the drugs.

Officers tweeted: “We have executed a drugs warrant in Burford, Brookside, with the assistance of @4LeggedCops, TelfordPatrol, MadeleyCops, TheNedgeCops and WellingtonCops. Positive result two in custody.” Read More

The University of Maryland Baltimore’s police department recently welcomed its first comfort dog “Officer” Lexi.

The Australian Shepherd mix is only the third dog to join a university police department with a K9 comfort dog program.

“Community relationships are so very important when it comes to policing,” said Pfc. Kelli Blackwell, Lexi’s trained handler. “I believe this program will benefit both the campus community and the West Baltimore community in which we serve.” Read More

SCOTT COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – K9 Officer Apache is already making an impact for the Scott County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office.

According to a release from the Sheriff’s Office, a deputy stopped a gold Mustang on Saturday driving recklessly on US Highway 23 S.

The report says Christopher Steven Bray, of Bainbridge, Ohio, was taken out of the car for suspicion of DUID. Read More

Whether you are a pet owner or a K9 handler, the reality is that in many cases, fireworks are dangerous for dogs! But you might be surprised to learn that the dangers for working dogs are very different from those for pets.

In this post we will tease apart the differences, tell you the #1 reason why fireworks are dangerous for dogs (it’s not what you think!), and we’ll cover how you can keep your working dog safe during firework season.

Why Fireworks are Dangerous for Dogs
Remember, as beautiful and festive as they are, fireworks are explosions! And even the mildest explosions give off smoke, sparks, and loud noise, all with the potential to cause harm. Read More

After eight years tracking down drugs and wanted suspects with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, it was time for K-9 Buhl to retire.

The Belgian Malinois mix officially retired on April 15 after eight years as a K-9 certified in patrol and narcotics. Throughout Buhl’s career he was deployed over 200 times for drug-related scans resulting in the recovery of narcotics, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.

Buhl’s handler Cpl. Matthew Wilson is an 11-year veteran with the Sheriff’s Office. Buhl was his first K-9 with the Sheriff’s Office and has been his only handler since he was a 1-year-old. Read More

FALL RIVER — Sniffing out drugs, chasing perpetrators though the streets and seeking out explosives are all a part of the working K9′s life.

Because of their tough job, police dogs suffer more injuries. And when they do, treatment is at the expense of their police officer handlers.

Forever Paws Animal Shelter and Fall River Animal Control will help these doggie-do-gooders by sponsoring a clam boil to benefit the K9 Fall River Police Working Dog Foundation Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Elks Lodge, 4500 N. Main St.

Seating is at 12:30 p.m. with the meal at 1 p.m. The cost is $25 per person, plus cash bar.

“That’s so awesome of them,” said Fall River Police Detective Gary Barboza. “We have five police dogs.”

Barboza, an officer with the Fall River Police Department for 33 years, has been a K9 officer for the past decade. He is on his second police pooch, Capone, a 3-1/2 year old black Labrador retriever. Read More

WATERTOWN, S.D. – Watertown police seized cash, a loaded weapon, and drugs during a traffic stop on Tuesday morning.

A K9 officer unit conducted the stop on the 3500 block of Ninth Avenue Southeast in Watertown. There, they seized over $4,000 cash, a loaded handgun, 1.5 ounces of methamphetamine, one ounce of marijuana, prescription pills, THC oil and numerous items of drug paraphernalia to include scales and packaging.

Police said during the stop, the officer observed indicators of criminal behavior. K9 officer “Bono” was deployed and alerted to the presence of illegal drugs inside the motor vehicle.

Police arrested Jordan Bachmann, 29, and Timothy Elrod, 34, of Dell Rapids as occupants of the vehicle. Read More