Urge Police K-9 Units to Use Rescue Dogs

Target: Vic Davis, Sheriff of Clay County

Goal: Praise the Clay County Sheriff’s Office for using rescue dogs as new police K-9s.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina has recently introduced its two new K-9s who happen to be rescued pit bulls. Phantom and Sarah are now proud members of the Clay County Sheriff’s office and will be assisting as narcotic detection dogs.

Phantom and Sarah came from two different shelters where their futures were uncertain. Thankfully, two different rescue groups stepped in to save each dog and then trained them for a life in law enforcement. Not only does this save dogs’ lives but it also saves taxpayers thousands. Typically, police departments spend up to $20,000 for a purebred German Shepherd or Belgian Malinois, but rescuing from shelters typically costs just a few hundred dollars.

This is truly a win-win situation for all involved. Sign this petition to show your support for introducing rescued dogs to K-9 units.


Dear Sheriff Davis,

I would like to thank the Clay County Sheriff’s Office for making the compassionate choice to add two rescued pit bulls, Phantom and Sarah, to its K-9 department. Pit bulls have an unfair reputation; however, your office was willing to look past that and try out new types of police dogs. Typically, police departments will spend up to $20,000 for a purebred German Shepherd or Belgian Malinois. By choosing to rescue instead, your department not only granted two dogs a safe, stable future, but also saved taxpayers thousands of dollars.

Thank you for being so innovative and willing to try out rescue dogs as K-9s. I can only hope more police departments follow in your footsteps.


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  1. Police are the worst criminals of all, for the most part. That is the reason they become police. It is a license to kill, and kill they do, including their own wives. They protect criminals, like themselves, and screw the victims over.

  2. Well done, good idea! Many mixed breed dogs are blessed with brains if not necessarily looks. They love to work- use them!

  3. Anne Moeller says:

    I applaud this sheriffs office for their choice to use shelter dogs and hope that ALL law inforcment will do the same.

  4. Rosie Boyd says:

    This really is a no brainer. All law enforcement, worldwide, should use shelter dogs as working dogs.

  5. tera tukey says:

    Thank you officers.

  6. can police be trusted to respect their animals —mmm

  7. Alisha Williams says:

    Such an amazing idea thank you so much. So many shelters over run with a very loyal smart breed pit bull or mix!

  8. I am highly concerned with vile yank oinker pig cops having contact with any animal.These filth-bag corrupt animal abusing yank cops have an atrocious international reputation for their animal abuse.

  9. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    A huge thank you to the Clay County Sheriffs Officers for taking this wonderful stance. God bless you all, and I sincerely hope that other Offices will follow suit.
    Every animal deserves a chance at life, and with love and care they will reward you many times over.

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