AMK9 Helps Give Retired Military Dogs New Purpose

Axel and his handler, Officer Matthew Hickey, spent six weeks training together at AMK9 before heading to Indiana, where the dog already has put his nose to good use. Hickey said it's gratifying to find a new purpose for a "hero" dog. "There's a lot of effort that went into providing these dogs for the military overseas," he said. "Instead of wasting them ... they're pushing them back into the local community that has a need." Read the full article here.

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