Cops Take Shelter Dogs On Rides Around Town To Increase Their Chances Of Adoption

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While most people share posts on social networks as way of helping dogs in need of adoption, this police department in Nebraska takes helping animals to a whole new level.
Nebraska’s La Vista Police Department came up with K9 For a Day, an initiative that allows dogs from their local shelter, Nebraska Humane Society, to become a K9 dog for a day and go around town with a officer, in order to increase their chances of adoption.
The decision take dogs out regularly was taken when their first ride along with Mickey, a bully breed, turned out to be a success. Mickey managed to charm everyone in the community and was actually adopted a few days after his ride around town.
According to their Department Captain, Officer Bryan Waugh, aside from helping these dogs get away from the stress of shelter life, K9 for a day is also great for their department. The addition of a dog during their patrols sparks people’s interest, and helps cops to interact with the community, strengthening ties among the uniformed men and the locals.

A Police Department in Nebraska takes helping animals to a whole new level.

They established K9 For a Day, where they take a shelter dog out during their patrol to increase his chances of getting adopted

Their first successful attempt was when Mickey, a 6-year-old Bull Terrier, was Officer Jeanette’s K9 for a day

Mickey joined Officer Jeanette during his patrol.

He charmed kids…

…and adults alike.

Officer Jeanette thanked Mickey for the day with a manly handshake.

They let people know he was available for adoption, and a few days later, a couple adopted Mickey.

Watch Mickey’s day as a K9 in the video below.

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  1. Great story! I wish all police depts. could have an officer or two do this regularly to increase adoption for as many as possible. We really have to STOP killing shelter pets, STOP dumping them, few make it out, rescues are overwhelmed and broke, others that donate are broke helping rescue to save them … it breaks their hearts, and mine. Their lives mean something too … do right by them, love them, treat them like family and til their end.

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