Anonymous Donor Funds Brewer’s Police K9 Program

Updated 5 years ago

An anonymous donor has stepped forward to save Brewer’s K-9 program.Chief Perry Antone announced last week that because of budget cuts, the department would have to suspend the program.But the very next day, he got a call from someone in the greater Bangor area, offering to fund the program for the year, at a cost of about 35-hundred dollars.That money will help provide food and veterinary care for the two dogs who work with Brewer police officers.Their main function is doing drug searches.Chief Antone says the dogs, Sierra and Mace, play a big role in helping the city enforce its zero-tolerance policy on drug use.<"these dogs are tools to help us get that done. As everyone knows, their ability to detect odors are so much greater than humans...narcotics, marijuana...so their presence is extremely important to us.">Brewer often loans the dogs out to other departments who need them…they’ve gone as far as Ellsworth to assist in drug crime investigations.


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