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Published On: Sat, Jul 15th, 2017

Colorado Mounted Rangers Badge Pit Bull As First-Ever K-9 Unit

PARKER, Colorado – Colorado’s first statewide law enforcement agency, the Colorado Mounted Rangers, is also leading the way by using a pit bull as its first-ever K-9 unit.

K-9 Kara now a hero for all pit bulls in Colorado is trained and certified in narcotics detection and tracking.

Dawn Havens, an 11-year law enforcement veteran and volunteer for the Colorado Mounted Rangers, is Kara’s handler.

Havens hopes Kara’s service will help counter stereotypes about pit bulls.

“She is actually the first pit bull in Colorado to be a working K-9 officer,” Havens said. “They’re known to be extremely loyal animals, and extremely protective of people. She’s not at all mean. She’s not aggressive towards anybody. I’ve never seen any aggression towards anybody.”

Kara’s primary responsibility will be to assist local law enforcement.

She will be used to search for narcotics, whether in buildings or in vehicles.

She has also been trained to find a lost person.

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