Tuesday, March 17, 2009
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
Direct: (414) 431-6104
Homeless Dog to Join Milwaukee Police Department
Wisconsin Humane Society Canine Selected for Narcotics Training
MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Humane Society is thrilled to announce the acceptance of one of the shelter dogs into the Milwaukee Police Department’s Vice Control Division's Drug Detection Canine Program. Dozer, a 1-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever, was chosen for training after passing aptitude and medical tests.
Detective Glen Bishop recently contacted Natalie Zielinski, WHS behavior manager, about his quest to find a dog to work in law enforcement. A rather exuberant, intelligent canine came to Zielinski’s attention and she suspected that the lab might excel in police work. Curious, confident, highly motivated and eager to learn, this smart dog fit the ideal profile.
“We have assisted the police department in finding good matches for their program in the past,” Zielinski said. “For the right dog, this opportunity is ideal. I can’t imagine a better placement for a dog like Dozer, who really needs a job, in addition to a loving guardian. We’re so excited for him.”
Like all dogs available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society, Dozer was neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and tested for heartworm disease.
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Photo/Interview Opportunity: Dozer and representatives from the Milwaukee Police Department and Wisconsin Humane Society will be available for filming and interviews at the Wisconsin Humane Society, 4500 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
Available for interview will be:
• Detective Glen Bishop, Milwaukee Police Department
• Detective Steve Dettmann, Milwaukee Police Department
• Natalie Zielinski, Behavior Program Manager, Wisconsin Humane Society