Inside CDCR — The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has a some
new four-legged staff members. They go by the names “Pink,” “Goose,” and “Yoska”
Pink and Goose, 1-year old and 18-month old Belgian Malinois respectively, were donated to the department by K-9 Behavior Services owners Jeremy Talamantes and Stephanie O’Brien based in Fillmore, Calif.
Yoska, a 1-year old Belgian Malinois, was adopted about a month ago from the Sonoma County Humane Society. All will begin training with their new handlers in July.
K-9 Behavior Service has donated nine service dogs to CDCR since 2010. The typical price for one of these dogs can run as much as $7,000.
The dogs will go through a 160-hour four-week training with their handlers and will eventually perform narcotic and contraband searches in institutions. They also may help other law enforcement agencies during probation and parole sweeps.
CDCR uses trained dogs to detect contraband such as cell phones, tobacco, methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine and heroin. continue reading...