Shelter Dog Makes $1 Million Heroin Drug Bust

September 12, 2019
A shelter dog turned drug-detection dog, K9 Sentry, recently detected 4 kilos of heroin in a drug bust with Officer Allen Connelley of the Town of Addis Police Department, and West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana. The heroin had a street value of $1 million.

Traditionally, purebred detection dogs cost around $10,000-$20,000. Because of a grant provided by Animal Farm Foundation, the dogs that go through Sector K9 training program are free to police departments and schools. The training period usually takes eight weeks.

Using AFF’s philosophy that all dogs are individuals and should not be categorized because of their breed, each shelter selects dogs to be donated to the program based on their personality traits. Sector K9 trains the dogs to prepare them to work with police departments helping them detect drugs, explosives, and weapons. To date, more than 70 dogs have been placed across the country in police departments and schools through this program.

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