Kos, rescued from an RSPCA shelter 18 months ago, is trained to detect drugs, currency and firearms.
On his first day on the job, with the Avon and Somerset Police, Kos found a lump of heroin in a car.
The 2-1/2-half-year-old dog was being cared for at the RSPCA’s West Hatch Animal Rescue Centre near Taunton before he was taken on by police, according to SWNS.com
“What is nice for ourselves and the RSPCA is Staffordshire Terriers get such a bad name but this dog is so lovely with people and other dogs,” said his handler, Lee Webb, with whom Kos lives. “There are other dogs out there that have potential we could use and it is a shame that people do not give them a chance sometimes.”
Webb says Kos seems as pleased with the arrangement as police are: “Kos was very excitable on his first day on the job – he absolutely loves it.”
Posted by jwoestendiek October 23rd, 2012 under Muttsblog.
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When a Lab mix ate $1,000 of his owners’ money — intended for a car payment — the Florida couple was able to make him cough up $900 worth.
Christy Lawrenson says she left ten $100 dollar bills stuffed in an envelope at her home in St. Augustine one day a couple of weeks ago.
When her husband Joe came home during a lunch break to get the money and pay the bill, the envelope was gone, according to the St. Augustine Record.
“I saw one $100 dollar bill almost ripped in half on the floor,” Joe Lawrenson said. “I found like three or four pieces around the house. I thought somebody broke in originally.”
But there was only one explanation: Tuity, a four-year-old mutt they’ve had since she was a puppy.
“She ate the bills, the envelope … everything,” Christy Lawrenson said.
Joe Lawrenson fed Tuity a hydrogen peroxide mixture to induce vomiting, waited, then the family began putting the pieces together. Only one of the $100 bills remained intact, and the Lawrensons, with tape, were able to reassemble another $800 worth.
The bank refused to accept what remained of the last one, because it was missing serial numbers.
Instead, the Lawrensons sent it to the U.S. Treasury along with details about what happened in hopes of getting a new one.
Posted by jwoestendiek November 14th, 2011 under Muttsblog, videos.
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