June 19, 2022
The K-9 unit in the police department is one of the most essential units thanks mainly to their enhanced sense of sight, smell, and sound.
For instance, dogs have about 45 times more scent receptors in their noses compared to humans. This keen sense of smell has been known to come in handy in a vast range of cases where so much is at stake.
This unit has been known for leading to breakthroughs in major cases, saving lives, helping to catch criminals, as well as serving as a loyal companion to their handlers. The K-9 unit also serves a major function at borders and in airports, snuffing out drugs and contraband items.
Petland loves to help keep the community safe by contributing in their own way to K-9 units. The importance of K-9 units in communities cannot be underestimated, particularly in the area of search and rescue operations.
Petland stores all over the country sponsor feeding programs and/or provide financial support to over 200 therapy dogs and K9 units in police, sheriff and fire stations. Central Illinois alone has seen over 57 K9 units and service dogs being supported by petland feeds.
In addition, stores all over the country support local veterans and facilities with service dogs. They have been known to be very instrumental in war situations, sniffing out landmines and ensuring the safety of personnel in that unit.
Overall, the K-9 unit helps to keep the community safe and their work with the police is highly remarkable, ensuring the safety of life and property round the clock.
Petland loves to give back to the community in any way that we can and this is one way that we can impact the lives of communities around the country.