For the past four years, the Blue Heron Agility Association of Delaware has donated money for the purchase of state of the art vests for police dogs. They have donated a total of three vests to the State Police and another two to their local police departments.
The club was fortunate to have Field Representative Terri Campbell, Judge Dan Faulkner and Provisional Judge Stephaine Rainer participate in the donation. Together, they were able to provide $1,000 to fund a new vest for K-9 Officer “Xena,” of the Milton, Delaware Police Department. Xena and her human partner, Officer Chris Whitehouse, recently began their training and will be on the road in Spring of 2017. Xena, a Belgian Malinois, will be sporting her new vest at the club’s next agility trial in May 2017.
The club’s ultimate goal is to have all K-9 officers in the community outfitted with the best equipment available in order to keep them safe while they serve and protect. With other police departments in need, The Blue Heron Agility Association plans to provide the Lewes Police Department of Delaware the money needed to purchase a vest for Officer Tyrone Woodyard’s K-9 partner, “Blue”.
With a club of about 25 members, the Blue Heron Agility Association is very proud to have been able to bring attention to Police K-9 training and awareness, while also offering three agility trials per year in the area.