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Kennard, a small town in Indiana has a population of about 400 people. Normally, a town that size could never afford a K9 but thanks to a generous donation, the Kennard Police Department now has its own police K9 to fight the opioid crisis hurting many small towns in Indiana.
Kennard Chief Deputy Don Crabtree brought home Jasper, a 2-year-old pit bull, about a week ago.
Jasper came to Kennard donated by the Throw Away Dogs Project. The organization rescues high-intensity, but loyal dogs facing likely euthanasia and trains them for police work. Jasper was rescued as a stray on the streets of Prince William County, Virginia.
Jasper is not an attack dog. His training is narcotics detection. Jasper can sniff out cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, ecstasy and marijuana.
Kennard has nine officers. Only the police chief is paid, and just part-time. Crabtree is not paid as Chief Deputy. The town could never afford the $10-15,000 for a K9, but Jasper’s skills are needed.
The trained dog is just one part of what will be needed. A page has been set up to raise money so that K9 Jasper can be properly supported.
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