National Dog Week Shows Importance Of Pooches In Community
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) It's National Dog Week and our local community embraces our canine friends.
The Magic Valley Canine Social Club wants to provide social interaction and exercise for dogs and their owners in the Magic Valley.
The club is currently raising money for Baxter's Park, the proposed dog park in Twin Falls.
Their fundraising efforts last month started with a Pooch Romp 'N Splash.
"We raised just a little over $850 at the event," said Steve Vawser, member of the Magic Valley Canine Social Club.
But they have a long way to go.
Vawser says, "We were hoping to raise at least the other $10,000 before the end of the year, hopefully so we can get a sprinkler system in and if weather permits, get some grass growing."
Along with our community trying to create a safe, fun place for dogs and owners to come, K-9 Units highlight the talents of man's best friend.
K-9 Units are important for law enforcement agencies because dogs have instincts humans don't.
Deputy Morgan Case from the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office says, "Our responsibilities include anything that relates to the canine's abilities and their sense of smell for narcotics detection all the way through apprehending a suspect that wants to fight or flee on foot.”
K-9 Units are often featured at public events and deputy case says people shouldn't hesitate to interact with the dogs and their handlers.
"For the most part, being public oriented, we want people to ask us questions and become involved in communicating with law enforcement so we can explain what our job description and our duties are,” says Deputy Case.
For much of the public, seeing what the dogs can do under pressure is surprising.
Deputy Case says, "We have a special tool that works with us that a lot of people are amazed to see the abilities of these canines and what they can and can't do."
And despite having only one week designated just for dogs, we should always appreciate our canine companions.