Friday FGS

| May 7, 2021


Any port on a storm. Right, Ex?

New Jersey unwanted rescue dog becomes police department’s first K-9 in decades
Police K-9 Arrow got his shot after 8 months in an animal shelter

Frank Miles
A Belgian Malinois named Arrow went from a New Jersey animal shelter to becoming a Pennsylvania police department’s first K-9 since the 1960s, thanks to the patience and vision of just the right humans.

Deb Bucci, an animal attendant at the Burlington County Animal Shelter, knew there was something special about Arrow, who lived in the shelter for eight months, the Burlington County Times reported.

“Their brains, especially in the Malinois, are continuous, and when they are locked in the kennel they go crazy,” Bucci told the newspaper.

A Facebook post led her to Angela Connor, the co-founder and chief financial officer of the Rescue 22 Foundation, which trains dogs to help disabled veterans.

“I knew that was very unlikely that Arrow would be a fit for a service dog,” Connor told the Times. “I came in and evaluated Arrow and decided that a lot of the behavior that most people would find challenging was actually exactly the behavior we’re looking for to develop into police work.”

With just the right training, Arrow was ready for his shot.

Lower Southampton Township Patrolman Kyle Heasley last fall partnered with Arrow, now trained as both a patrol dog and drug scent dog, according to the report.

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  1. STSC(SW/SS) says:

    Great story. Even if Arrow doesn’t make the cut as a police dog she will make a great companion.

  2. 5JC says:

    Meanwhile elsewhere…

    https://bpdnews.com/

    officers were informed that the two suspects had entered the store and demanded cash from the register while displaying knives held within the waistlines of their pants. The two suspects fled on foot after the clerk refused to comply. Additional responding units soon located the two suspects walking near Norfolk Street and Clarkwood Street where they were placed in custody after being positively identified. Officers then recovered a knife from the waistband areas of each of the two suspects.

  3. KoB says:

    Lubs me a “Good Doggie” Story. The more I learn about people, the more I Love my dogs. Y’all go by the shelter and give a Good Doggie a new lease on life. You won’t regret it. You’ll learn what unconditional Love means.

    Only thing that skillet is missing is some cornmeal.

  4. Ex;

    That black Cast iron pan can be considered an Assault weapon (STURMPFANNE) so start stocking up on Lodge cast iron black STURMPFANNE’s along with enough peanut oil for seasoning the Sturmpfanne.

  5. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    “Big Iron”