From Cherry to Antelope County, Officer McHale and Marko go wherever they are needed.
“I mean we have used him here numerous times for either search warrants, or vehicle sniffs on traffic stops," McHale said that Marko’s training keeps him on his toes. “We want to make sure we do things the right way and that’s why it is so important with these dogs that we get top quality and make sure that we get the best training that we can get to make them top notch.”
But the training can be expensive along with basic expenses like dog food, and treats.
“Vet bills, training aids, part of our training with drug work," McHale explained. "Without getting too in depth with it, is they have to be rewarded after they find something, when it is confirmed that they found something.”
Now there is a go fund me account to help with those expenses.
“We can even use it once we get out fund build up, if I go to training, we can use it to help with some one the training expenses," McHale said.
Right now Marko is six and a half and the average span for a dog to work is 10 years.
McHale says that they are already looking into the future. “When we originally talked about brining Marko on, I talked to Sheriff Matchett about it and he said if we are going to do it, I would like to do it for the long haul and when Marko retires we would like to proceed and get another dog.”
People can give money directly on the GoFundMe page or drop off donations to the O’Neill Economic Development Office. - See more at: http://www.myantelopecountynews.com/-antelope-county/holt-county-k-9-unit-uses-go-fund-me-page-for-donations#sthash.DX7fr0hf.dpuf