Westport PD raising money to train newest dog

Westport police introduced their newest police dog, Atlas, to the force Wednesday.



Atlas is a 19-month-old German shepherd.



Police tell News 12 Connecticut that they plan to use Atlas to help search for missing children, missing elderly and missing Alzheimer's patients. The K-9 will also be used to search for drugs.



Police say Westport's K-9 unit, which consists of three dogs, is funded by the help of two long-time donors, but they need more help raising money for Atlas' training and care.



The department has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay those fees.



 


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