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Shelter dog on fast track to law enforcement career

By Scott Zoltan, KECI Reporter, szoltan@keci.com
Published On: Dec 13 2012 04:53:23 PM MST
Updated On: Dec 13 2012 06:04:43 PM MST
Dog on fast track to law enforcement career
EUREKA, Mont. -

NBC Montana discovered a heartwarming story out of Lincoln County: A puppy just a day away from death is now on the fast track to a career in law enforcement. The Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter took in a 10-month old black lab named Jett.

Jett is a high energy dog, with behavioral problems because he had been tied up outside with very little human interaction.

Shelter staff posted a video of the dog on the web, and not long after, a nonprofit that trains police and bomb dogs contacted the shelter, saying the dog had just the drive they look for.

Volunteers from agencies including “Dog is my Co-Pilot” and “Pilots n Paws” got him all the way to Nevada, where he’ll soon start his training.