GSRNE’s Working Dog K9 Spotlight

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Meet K9 Bullet

K9 Bullet and handler Trooper Robert Haase
of the New Hampshire State Police

Photo courtesy of Mass Vest-A-Dog

 

Down and out does not really come close to describing Bullet’s situation before we got a hold of him. Chained to a doghouse in the snow filled yard of a Massachusetts shelter, Bullet was actually one of the luckier dogs there. Unwanted or lost, he had landed in a shelter run by an animal control officer suffering from mental illness. Sick and perhaps unaware, the ACO stopped going to the shelter, stopped giving the animals in his care food and water for weeks. Some inside the building died and became food for their barely living kennel mates. Outside, with snow to eat, Bullet was lucky indeed.

When the shelter was raided he was discovered out back. He was starving, sick and full of worms… but alive. What turned into a rather high profile incident brought a lot of attention to Bullet and his plight. He was taken in by well meaning would be owners. As his health began to return so did his energy and drive. This high drive, energy ball, prey monster was no pet dog. The well-intentioned pet home was completely out of its league, and they knew it. They were put in touch with GSRNE.

GSRNE had not a doggie bed to spare, but we were able to intervene on Bullet’s behalf and find him temporary safe refuge at the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Once we evaluated Bullet he showed us just why the pet home had been taxed beyond its abilities. Experienced evaluator Janice saw a stable, confident, prey driven dog with good focus and work ethic. This boy needed a job.

The GSRNE Working Dog Program contacted the New Hampshire State Police K9 unit and the rest, as they say, is history. No more snow cones for dinner. Together with handler Trooper Robert Haase, K9 Bullet spends his time making a difference, giving back and shining on.

GSRNE volunteers and support of the GSRNE Working Dog Program make happy endings, like K9 Bullet’s, possible.

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