South Abington Township, PA– Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center (VREC) recently presented Scott Township Police Officer Edward Frescoln $2,500 to aid in the training and equipment needs for Nika, Scott Township Police Department’s newest K9 recruit. Nika is a Belgian Malinois who will be trained in officer protection, criminal apprehension, tracking, vehicle and building searches, narcotics detection, and explosive detection. Frescoln is her owner and handler.
Belgian Malinois are highly intelligent, athletic, and devoted working dogs who have a high prey drive. Originally bred for sheepherders and cattlemen, Malinois excel at agility, tracking, herding, and obedience, making them a great choice for police work.
VREC is a 24/7 veterinary emergency and referral hospital with dedicated emergency, critical care, internal medicine, surgery, and cardiology departments. The facility boasts an on-site MRI unit, the only of its kind in the region, and has provided care to over 55,000 pets since opening in 2010. VREC proudly offers working K9 dogs veterinary care at no cost. For more information about our commitment to K9s, please contact the hospital 24/7 at 570-587-7777.