The dogs and the police officers with whom we place them help their communities in all types of ways – including keeping children safe.
On May 12, K9 Colt and Officer Bri Mecca reunited an autistic boy with his family.
But Officer Mecca knew she had something the other officers didn’t – a dog.
She asked the little boy if he liked dogs and the child gave an enthusiastic yes.
Officer Mecca told us:
The three of them walked to the boy’s apartment building. Colt gave the boy kisses on the elevator ride up to his home!
Officer Mecca’s quick thinking and K9 Colt’s gentle personality reunited a boy with his family.
Our “pit bull” detection dog program isn’t just about fighting crime, it’s about communities and family.