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Second K-9 unit need in Dubois Co., deputies ask for community's help

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DUBOIS CO., IN (WFIE) -

A second K-9 unit is needed in Dubois County, but the sheriff says there's not enough money to get it done. 

It costs about $10,000 just to get a K-9 unit started, and last year, when the Dubois County Sheriff's Department got their first K-9 unit, they say they were able to do so through private donations.

Now, they're hoping for more of the same this time around.

Deputy Brad Kendall is the department's first K-9 officer along with his dog, Judge. 

Judge is a non-aggressive drug sniffing and tracking dog, but Kendall says the next K-9 could be different. He says a second dog would allow the department to have an active K-9 unit 24 hours a day. 

Kendall says the last time they asked the community for help, they got a great response.

"A year ago, when I got my dog Judge, we started asking the community to help out. It was unbelievable. We raised probably $20,000 within a few months to get the program started," Kendall says.

You can make those donations to the sheriff's department in Dubois County or to the K-9 Unit Fund at the county auditor's office. 

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