KING CITY — King City Police Department is down to one dog on the force and is asking for donations to purchase another.
As community members may recall, the KCPD asked for donations for the previous K-9. When Officer Jerry Hunter Jr. relocated to Kings County, he took the dog, Dutch shepherd Karios, with him.
“Hunter moved away and took his dog because he purchased it from the city,” said Mottu. “We could not use the dog because we could not control him.”
Such is the case with K-9 dogs. They work with only one officer and are specifically trained to obey one officer. It is extremely difficult and almost impossible to train a K-9 to be with another officer.
“That hardly every happens that you can train a dog when they are used to one handler,” said Mottu.
Mottu’s son, Mario, also took his dog, Ringo, when he left the department and also purchased it from the city. With that said, that leaves one dog on the KCPD force: Officer Yanez’s dog, Bottie.
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