Welland & District SPCA working with Law Enforcement Agencies in the U.S. to help place rescue dogs into K9 unit training programs


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Welland, ON (February 10, 2016) - The Welland & District SPCA is pleased to be working with various Law Enforcement Agencies in the U.S. to help place rescue dogs into K9 unit training programs. This placement program provides essential training for dogs as well as gives them the care and home they require to live a happy and healthy life.

“Duke” (The Chocolate Lab on the right of this photo) was a high energy dog that the Society found difficult to rehome due to his need for activity and training. Through this placement program, Duke was trained at the Tennessee K9 drug unit in passive detection, and the Society is pleased to report Duke now uses his energy and abilities to help the Law Enforcement Agencies with their daily investigations and Education programs.

"It has been an absolute privilege working with all the amazing staff at the Welland SPCA. It’s amazing to be given such a wonderful opportunity to be a part of so many lives. Specifically one K9, Duke, who I would call a diamond in the rough, who excelled in narcotics,” says police dog trainer Adams, “Duke has been instrumental to his community in Greene County Tennessee. I look forward to partnering with future rescue dogs to discover their hidden natural talents in the working world.”

“It is very rewarding to see our dogs working alongside other rescues carrying out their duties and representing the Welland & District SPCA so professionally in the law enforcement field” says John Greer, Ontario SPCA Inspector and Executive Director of the Welland SPCA.

John Greer
Executive Director
Welland and District SPCA

Phone: 905-735-1552
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