Rescued Pit Bulls Are Trained To Become Their Newest K9s

North Carolina’s Clay County Sheriff’s Office announced that two new narcotic detection dogs had joined the team. A pair of formally homeless dogs were given a fresh start at a new life of service. Their both pit bulls and their names are Phantom and Sarah.  They were both rescued from shelters and trained to be key members of the force.

“What will be the most shocking to some will not be that Clay County Sheriff’s has the new K-9 Deputies, but rather their breed,” the department wrote online, adding: “even though pit bulls get a bad rap in the media, they aren’t all bad dogs and can do great things for the communities they serve.”

Before the department rescued the two pit bulls, Phantom and Sarah were just two languishing in shelters, unloved.

UniversalK9 rescued Phantom from a Texas shelter by a group that rescues and trains shelter pups for use in law enforcement. Sarah came from a shelter in New York and got her second chance thanks to the Animal Farm Foundation.

Phantom and Sarah were saved from their uncertain futures and saved taxpayers money:

“The two foundations have taken on the mission to show that Departments do not need to spend $15-$20,000 for a purebred German shepherd or Belgian Malinois to search and find illegal drugs, at the same time giving dogs destined for a life in a shelter or euthanasia a second chance at life serving Law Enforcement Officers and Departments around the country.”

Brad Croft, the operations director for UniversalK9, is so happy to see Phantom and Sarah put their sad pasts behind them.  

“As always it makes me feel proud to be able to help find productive jobs for these dogs and at the same time provides them with a new home,” Croft told The Dodo. “I visit shelters often, and pit bulls fill them. The more I can place these dogs the more I can save. It is really a win, win, win for the dogs, law enforcement, and taxpayers.”


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