It was not your usual funeral procession in Paradise, Texas. Dogs panted as they trotted into the church at the sides of their handlers. And the memorial service was often interrupted by a bark or growl.
The former K-9 handler for a Waco Sheriff’s office has been reprimanded following accusations of making the canine vicious and anti-social.
Dallas Police Department K-9 handlers hosted an event Saturday to raise money for an organization that provides stab and bulletproof vests to K-9 officers all over the country.
Many police officers have bullet proof vests. Now, some of their K-9 partners are getting protection too, all because of a generous donation.
At the ripe old age of 8, Paco is already facing retirement.
Every year about 300 of these “war dogs” are retired from military service and up for adoption. But that can cost as much as $2,000 since the military doesn’t pay for the dogs’ return trip home.
A Denton County Sheriff’s K-9 was found to have been shot to death after going missing from his handler’s backyard more than two weeks ago.
War dogs are getting plenty of attention after the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. American military officials say the animals play a crucial role.