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Waverly's K9 dog retires

WAVERLY (KWWL)-- Waverly's police dog Cindy is getting a little too old for her job. She is ten years old and officers say it's time for her to get some much needed rest and to be a normal dog.

This four legged officer has been with the Waverly police force for more than six years.

Officers say she will be missed because no body can really beat her nose.

"With a regular officer, they might not be able to pin point where that smell comes from, but with a K9 its easy and to try to keep that type of activity away from the rest of the citizens of Waverly that's what our goal is," said Waverly Police Chief Richard Pursell.

Because of the great job Cindy did over the years, the department is going to be getting another K9 officer.

"When officers are in a situation where they need an extra hand for security reasons or because of the attributes a dog has, the smelling and doing the searches and those types of things. Its a great tool we can rely on," said Pursell. 

Cindy's nose is a tool she has perfected.

"We did take a couple guns off the street from a car she had indicated on which allowed us to search it and found a couple weapons inside."

The Waverly Police Department is looking for donations to get a new K9 dog.  They received a $10,000 grant from the Gernsey Foundation and need about $20,000 more.

You can make a donation, by calling the Waverly Police Department.

Cindy will be adopted when she retires. 

Online Reporter: Nikki Newbrough


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