Sunday, January 8, 2017

New York: Bloodhound adopted from animal shelter becomes tracking K9 for the Rockland County Sheriff's Office

NEW YORK -- Second Chance Animal Shelter posted on Facebook Jan 8, 2017

Many of you may remember Welker, the 3 year old Bloodhound, who was looking for his forever home at Second Chance several months ago!

He is now known as "Holder" and has officially earned his badge! He is now part of the Rockland County Sheriff's Office and has already been on 5 Call Outs! We could NOT be more proud of this amazing boy! Who says Shelter Animals cannot achieve GREAT things!?!


Introducing Rockland County Sheriff's newest member, a tracking Bloodhound, K9 Holder.

He is currently certified by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services in Tracking and is assigned to Police Officer Matthew Myers. Officer Myers is a first time Handler with the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office-Police Division, in Rockland County NY.

K9 Holder was rescued from a shelter in Massachusetts in June of 2016 and was adopted by the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office later that month.

K9 Holder excelled in his K9 school, completing 11 weeks of training at the Westchester County Police Academy, graduating on December 1st 2016. K9 Holder is the first Police Bloodhound in the history of Rockland County.

K9 Holder's partner requested that he be named after fallen NYPD Detective Randolph Holder. Detective Holder's father was honored by the request, and was present when he graduated from training.

K9 Holder is more special to us because he is a rescue.


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