From Shelter Dog to Police Dog: Huck’s Story

September 27, 2021

A True Rags to Riches Tale, Huck is off to Join the Ranks of the PD!

Huck came to our Tinton Falls shelter from a High Risk shelter in the South. When he first arrived, one of our wonderful volunteers who has over 24 years in Law Enforcement noticed that Huck was something special.

Huck showed strong tracking instincts and appeared to have a very talented nose! Our volunteer immediately reached out to some of her colleagues, and was put in contact with the Cape May County Sheriffs Department, who runs an excellent Bloodhound Training Academy for dogs just like Huck.

The Cape May Sheriffs Department put us in contact with the Abington Police Department in Pennsylvania, who has actively been seeking a Bloodhound to add to their force, which would be the first Bloodhound for their Department!  The Cape May Sheriffs Department and the Abington Police Department both planned a meeting with Huck at our shelter in Tinton Falls.

After several hours of evaluation, field tests, and getting to know Huck, he passed with flying colors and went home with Office Ray Delossantos of the Abington Police Department. Soon after taking his freedom ride, Huck was renamed Moose, and he’s expected to start the K-9 Bloodhound Training Academy before the end of the year. 

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