Police canines are usually the first members of law enforcement to enter a dangerous situation. Members of law enforcement tell WCCO that caring for K-9s is quite expensive. Plymouth Police Officer Matt Gliniany says it costs roughly $13,000 to raise and care for a typical police dog.
Police dogs from around the country were in Woodbury on Sunday to strut their stuff. The dogs and their handlers showed off their skills at the Region 18 trials in order to be certified as police K9s.
Harming or killing a law enforcement dog could come with stiffer penalties under legislation making its way through the Minnesota Legislature.