Military working dog Chyba passed away from pancreatic cancer on Saturday July 30th, she was 12 years old. MWD Chyba lived a long and heroic life, completing multiple combat tours with the U.S. military. She was the inspiration behind the monument at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas, Ca. I’ll never forget having had the honor of meeting Chyba once before and tell her thank you for her service.
In a press conference Monday morning, the Montgomery Police Department announced that they took in $1.15 million in cash, found in the cargo of an 18-wheeler along Interstate 65. It’s the largest cash seizure on record in the City of Montgomery.
A patrol unit pulled over the tractor trailer for an illegal lane change near the interchange on Interstate 65.
A canine unit, Daisey, is credited for the discovery of the money, that was hidden inside the trailer.
Officers say the driver willingly allowed them to search his truck, but because it’s an open investigation, MPD is keeping most of the details close to the vest.
The police department will be able to keep about 80% of the money, but it has to be used for crime enforcement.
Daisey, the dog who helped find the cash, was also purchased with illegal drug money, seized off the streets of Montgomery.
When disasters strike and people are missing, many will start searching through the rubble and mess left behind. Some of those searching bring a dog. Search and rescue teams(SAR) are one of the greatest assets in locating people quickly that have been buried in the debris, here is the story of one of those teams!
Just having a dog around is therapeutic for most people, especially those that face challenging times in their lives. Troops that come home with PTSD, adults battling illness, and elderly needing companionship often all rely on a four legged friend to help cope with the stress and bring them joy. Well if there’s anyone who appreciates having a dog around as much as anyone it’s kids. Children recovering in the Dallas area hospitals are being visited by Ryan Townsend and his yellow labrador named Trigger. The therapy dog can often be found visiting the children while also bringing them toys. Ryan’s bond with Trigger is so strong that he made him the best man, I mean best dog, at his wedding.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Benjamin Seekell and Charlie, his military working dog, were wounded in Afghanistan. They both survived and are now recovering. Thanks to some Vietnam dog handlers, Staff Sergeant Seekell was able to take his mind off of his recovery for a while and enjoyed watching a local police K9 unit demonstrate their capabilities in honor of them. Glad to see both Staff Sgt. Seekell and his dog Charlie will recover.
A police department using seized drug money to pay for a new drug sniffing dog, thanks for helping out your local law enforcement bad guys!!
TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – Trotwood police unveiled the department’s newest member of the force, a police dog named Atos.
The announcement was made at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
Atos is the second dog on the force and he was paid for by money seized during drug raids.
“It’s his first week out, and the dog recovered some drugs and has already been a benefit to not only our department but to other jurisdictions in the county,” said Trotwood Police Chief Quincy Pope. Article courtesy of WDTN
I consider myself to be very fortunate to have been able to deploy with my military working dog Rex. Every time troops would see Rex they would just want to pet, play, and talk about their pet dogs back home and how much they missed them. I know how much they miss their own personal dogs and how tough it is to say goodbye to them when going on deployment, and for some troops their dog is all they have to come home to. So it is no wonder they can’t wait to see their best furry friends when they get home. Not to mention dogs are the best at helping cope with all the stress troops incur and bring home from deployments. Thank you Lt. Matthew Shaw for you r service and I’m happy to see you came home safe and able to see and play with your dog Hunter as if you never left.