In Loving Memory of
August 8, 1998 - 2007
Handler: Matthew Stanley, CIA
Zoltan was born
in Hungary on August 8 th 1998. He was purchased by Von Liche Kennels in 2000
and was trained for explosive detection. During his training K9 Zoltan was
assigned to the Cincinnati Bengals Organization and also worked at Ground
Zero post 9/11. In December 2001 he was purchased by the CIA and was
assigned to me. We attended a 3 week explosive class, a 2 week patrol class, and
we graduated from school with the Top Dog award in April of 2002.
During Zoltan’s short 5 year career he traveled to 15 different countries to
include the war zone areas. He certified three times regionally with his highest
score of 199 coming in 2006 and a National appearance in 2007. He participated
in 4 Iron Dog events to include the most recent this past August. Although
Zoltan was a phenomenal working dog, he was also my best friend and a part of my
never be forgotten.
Loving Memory of
April 9, 2000 -
Handler: Angela M.
K-9s Zena,(DeDe & Mick)
Dogs South K-9 Search and Rescue
has to be one of the worse days of my life I am writing this with
many tears…….we had to put Zena to sleep around 7:00 pm tonight, Jacob
met us at our vets and did this for us and she will be cremated.
Zena was at the North Florida Neurology Clinic for the past 2 days and
her MRI today showed Zena had a brain infection Encephalitis or meningitis,
they could not do the Spinal Tap because they did not think she would survive
it she could also have had possibly a tumor, she had a lot of fluid on
the brain and brain swelling. Her brain was just starting to push
through the bottom of her skull, we could have let them put a shunt in
to try and relieve the fluid, but her prognosis to survive that was poor.
She did not seem to know us at while at the Neuro Hosp, but when we got
to our vets she perked up and while I was holding her on the table before
Jacob gave her the injections she pulled back from me and turned her head
and licked me several times in the face. I feel like a part of me
is missing, I can’t explain it she would have been 7 this April.
The vet said this brain infection could have been as a result of working
during Katrina or something in the many times we have worked in swamps.
I have to go thanks for all the prayers, I will miss her so much………..Angie
& K9s DeDe & Mick
by Anne Lowatchie
Loving Memory of
(513)867-6015 - Fax: (513)867-6009
Zeus,A canine member
of the police department,
retired in June, 2005 after serving since 1999.
canine on Fairfield police put to rest
problems, many of which were linked to demanding work, led dog to be euthanized.
was a bit of a Grinch when it came to Christmas light displays. He just
didn't like them. "At
Christmas time, I couldn't drive by the residential neighborhoods until
after midnight because Santa and Frosty were lit up in the yards," said
Zeus' handler and partner Fairfield Police Officer Rob Corner. "The first
time I drove through (residential neighborhoods), he was going bonkers."
But most lights were turned off after midnight, and Zeus could concentrate
on his work. Zeus was the police department's first canine, but he
had to be euthanized May 26 because of deteriorating health problems, many
of which were a result of the demanding work of police dogs. "He was having
more and more difficulty walking because of his age. He was just having
more and more difficulty moving around," Corner said. "If you compare it
to the life of a running back in football, he's only got so many years
until his body can't take a beating anymore." Zeus joined the force
in April 1999 and began patrolling the streets that June. "You can say
he was successful. We found dope. We found bad guys. We didn't find every
bad guy, but nobody ever does," Corner said. The canine units work
the department's second and third shifts and are used for tracking, searches
and drug intervention. Zeus helped lay the foundation for the current two
canine units, Chief Mike Dickey said. "It was a positive learning and growth
experience," Dickey said. During the course of his career, Zeus tore two
anterior cruciate ligaments in his legs. The second was the cause of his
retirement in June 2005. "He had a great personality," Corner said of his
partner. "He wasn't super aggressive. He could sit there all day long and
let kids pet him." But when it was time for business, Zeus was ready
to work, and after his retirement, Corner said he could tell he missed
working. In August 2003, Zeus and Corner were the U.S. Police Canine Association's
"Patrol Catch of the Month" for a track. That month seemed to be Zeus'
"prime time," Corner said. "It seemed like every time the dog got out of
the car, somebody was going to jail," Corner said. "We had four or five
catches in a week that month." submitted
by Jim Cortina