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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Redondo Beach, CA

    Pound puppy becomes narcotics dog in Florida

    I love happy news!


    LAKELAND, Fla. When his chief told him there was no money for a new narcotics dog, Polk County Sheriff's Deputy John Maney went to the pound, adopted and trained a dog himself.

    Maney, who has previously worked as a handler for five canines, turned down several dogs. He focused on ones that showed alertness, lack of fear and an eagerness to learn. He adopted an eleven-month-old black lab mix in March and named him Rezadu.

    They trained in abandoned phosphate mine property and open fields for 12 weeks, detecting illegal narcotics.

    Rezadu did so well that he was nationally certified in August.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    east coast
    wow thats fabulous news.. peraps now this is another way some of these dogs in shelters can be put to good work and saved.. it may also enocourge others in similar lines of work to search shelters for dogs .

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Hurray, a saved animal! I hate it that pets get euthanized... and that people don't check the pound first when they want a new pet.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    IMO, there is no where else to get a new pet. I am 100% convinced that my pups know they were rescued. I have never had such loyal, caring, and protective dogs.
    You won't cry for my absence, I know -
    You forgot me long ago. Am I that unimportant...?
    Am I so insignificant...? Isn't something missing?
    Isn't someone missing me?
    Please take a moment to see Deanna's Age progression here:
    Deanna Merryfield-missing from Killeen,Tx since July 1990

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    That is so awesome, what a beautiful thing to do! and what a wonderful officer Deputy Maney is! I hope this is inspiration for other departments who are low on funds and need K9's.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    The State of Confusion
    There is a special place in heaven for folks like this!! This is great. Labs are so smart and eager to please..
    "This isn't who they are. It is only what happened to them."
    Jaycee Dugard

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