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Published On: Mon, Oct 8th, 2018

Pit Bull, Near Euthanization, Finds Job With Kennard Police

KENNARD, Indiana – A rural Henry County community has a new member on the police force. Jasper, a roughly two-and-a-half year old pit bull, started this week as a narcotics canine.

Jasper and his handler have spent the past few weeks training, but the dog’s journey to Indiana almost never happened.

“Pit bulls are normally the first to be euthanized,” said Jasper’s handler, Kennard Deputy Chief Don Crabtree. “There’s too many of them in the shelters and everybody goes and kind of by-passes them.”

That was Jasper’s story, until he got noticed by the Throw Away Dogs Project, which visits shelters looking for dogs with good traits that are sought for police and other duties.

The non-profit found Jasper in Virginia and took him home. From there, Jasper began getting training to find narcotics. An issue that’s not immune to Kennard, a town of a few hundred people.

“Heroin, cocaine, meth, and what it boils down to, unfortunately, statistics show smaller towns is where the drugs go,” Crabtree said.

Throw Away Dogs Project started in 2014. To date, its placed 26 dogs back in to communities across the country in a positive way to assist police, servicemen and people with a disability.

Source: cbs4indy.com

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