Falls Kennel Club helps Newtown get their K-9 Officer
Saint Michael ('Saint', for short) was sworn in Thursday, September 19th at the Municipal Offices in Newtown,
as the new Police Department's K-9 officer.
Trap Falls Kennel Club was responsible for spearheading the funding for the 2-year old German Shepherd from Hungary. The Club helped raise over $14,000 toward the purchase and training of this special dog. Taxpayers' money and town budgets are not usually earmarked for K-9 officers, but they work tirelessly with their human handlers in tracking criminals down, and search and recovery, and rescue. Trap Falls reached out to other kennel clubs across Connecticut to help with this fundraising effort. Newtown Kennel Club and Farmington Kennel Club were among the many clubs who contributed to the Newtown K-9 fund. The (AKC) American Kennel Club's Reunite division matched funding to help make the purchase and training of Saint a reality.