• Rescue dog becomes K9 cop for a day

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

    Updated:
    OMAHA, Neb. -

    The Nebraska Humane Society and a local police department are teaming up to help give rescue dogs a new leash, er lease, on life.

    It’s called K9 Cop For A Day and allows a dog from the rescue group to spend the day as an honorary member of the force.

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    They do ride-alongs and meet the community.

    This time it was Mickey’s turn to put on the badge.

    He’s a 6-year-old Bull Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix. Mickey has been up for adoption since July and recently went out with the La Vista Police Department.

    "It seemed like a win-win for both of us, where we could definitely continue our programs with involving our community, but also help the Humane Society find a great home for a great dog,” Capt. Bryan Waugh told KETV.

    “Oftentimes animals that are out of this environment have a better chance of getting adopted -- if people see them in a normal environment rather than here,” Pam Wiese of the Nebraska Humane Society told KETV.

    Mickey was the first dog to take part in the program, but the police department plans on doing it at least once a month, KETV reported.

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