In Nebraska, an innovative new program has been launched to help promote pet adoption. “K9 For A Day” pairs officers with the La Vista Police Department with homeless dogs from the Nebraska Humane Society (NHS).
According to the shelter, once a month an available dog from NHS will spend part of the day riding along with a LaVista Police Department Officer while they go on calls and meet members of the community. Beyond promoting pet adoption, the program strives to highlight responsible pet ownership.
October’s featured pooch (and the first to be part of the new program!) is Mickey, a six-year-old Bull Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix who has been waiting for a home of his own since July.
On Wednesday, Mickey hit the road with his K9 partner. In a Facebook post, the Department wrote:
“Mickey” road with Officer Jeanette, assigned to our Special Enforcement/Community Affairs division. They made lots of new friends and hopefully found Mickey his forever home. As our friends at NHS say, “paws crossed” Mickey will be adopted soon. He’s a great dog!
More about Mickey’s ideal home:
- He wants to be the king of the castle so a home with no cats, other dogs or small children would be great!
- He’s an energetic and athletic guy, so he’ll need a home with a 6 ft fence, as he’s a pretty good escape artist.
- After playing a little fetch in the backyard, he enjoys time to chill and watch TV.
- He is very treat motivated, so a home that will continue to teach him new tricks would be great!
Follow Mickey’s adventure on Twitter #K9CopForADay
Find the Nebraska Humane Society on Facebook here.
LaVista Police Department on Facebook here.
Images: Nebraska Humane Society and the City of La Vista Government