VREC is proud to support service dogs who protect our community.
Police K9 Units consist of a handler and highly-trained dog who work together to consistently perform extremely precise tasks. Examples of K9 work include (but are not limited to:) detecting illegal substances; sniffing out explosives; criminal apprehension; working arson investigations to identify chemical accelerants; identifying individuals in contact with illicit substances; and tracking missing persons.
Because of their sophisticated roles in day-to-day police work, K9 dogs undergo intense and rigorous training, oftentimes more so than their handler. With such specific work comes a host of individual dangers and potentially treacherous situations.
VREC understands the importance of the human-canine bond and is proud to provide emergency and advanced care to all of the region’s K9 Units. To thank the brave men and women keeping our communities safe, emergency and referral care for active K9 dogs is provided at no cost. In addition, care for an officer’s personal pets is offered at a 50% discount. Please contact 570-587-7777 for more details.