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Douglas County Sheriff's Office Buys Two New Canines

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Beny Beny
Bane Bane

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says two recently purchased canines are now receiving training. 

Beny is from Slovakia and is a one year old German Shepard. His new partner is canine handler Deputy Adam Windsor, who has been with DCSO for 13 years.  

The other canine is named Bane, he is a one year old German Shepard. His new partner is canine handler Deputy Luke O’Sullivan who has been with DCSO 5 years.  

Deputy O’Sullivan said the first thing Bane did when he arrived at his new home was take Deputy O’Sullivan’s cell phone and he had to chase the dog to retrieve it!

Both new canine partnerships will be receiving weeks of intensive training in tracking missing persons, locating and apprehending suspects from crimes, searching buildings or vehicles, and locating drug evidence. The DCSO K-9 unit also train and interact with surrounding agencies. 

The new canines will be certified to be in service by September. The dogs will join the existing canines who are Drago, Bak, Shadow and Jax. 

Both canines were purchased for $9,000 each and training costs are estimated at around $4,000. The purchase of the canines and the training are all paid for from privately donated funds. Privately donated funds continue to fund DCSO K-9 program, which includes the purchase of new canines, training, food, equipment, veterinary care and housing costs. 

On Friday, October 6, 2017 there will be a DCSO K-9 fundraiser hosted by KOH780 AM Jon Sanchez at Sanchez Ranch Meat Co. in Minden.  It will be a live remote on the air and the public is invited to listen to the show or be present to watch it, which will include a K-9 demonstration.  

(Douglas County Sheriff's Office contributed to this report.) 

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