Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
CARLISLE -- A chance encounter at a Washington, Missouri, Walmart helped the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WVCF) add a new member to the K-9 team.
Vacationing WVCF K-9 Officer Jon Sexton was in the sporting goods section and started talking about ammunition with another shopper, Scott Bronnbauer. The talk turned to training dogs with Sexton indicating Wabash Valley needed an aggression dog. Bronnbauer said he owns Sovereign K-9 in Villa Ridge Missouri and had an aggression dog available, price tag….between $6,000 and $7,000 ! When Officer Sexton explained the facility could not afford to buy a K-9, only accept donations, Bronnbauer said he would donate the fully trained Belgian Malinois to the facility.
Wabash Valley Correctional Facility K-9 staff immediately travelled on their own time to Sovereign K-9 and picked up Heidi. She’s spending time with K-9 Field Commander Sgt. Justin Shroyer before beginning her new safety and security assignment.
Bronnbauer and his partner, Caitlin O’Toole said they were happy to donate Heidi as they establish their new kennel operation.
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