Formal Schooling/Certifications:Proven K9 in Amarillo, Texas
MORE ABOUT AMMO
Career Stats:K-9 Ammo found himself in a shelter in Colorado at just six months old, when his owners realized that owning a Belgian Malinois was not for them. He was not able to be adopted due to his intense drive and demeanor. He was scheduled to be euthanized until Police K-9 Trainer, JJ Siebrasse with Proven K9, was contacted to evaluate him prior to him being put down. It was determined by JJ that Ammo had the ability to become a solid working dog and he trained hard until he became certified as a Dual-Purpose Patrol/Narcotics Detection K-9. Ammo then went to work for the City of Dimmitt, Texas Police Department in 2018. Ammo was excelling at his job making arrests and locking away criminals until he sustained an injury to his spine that compressed three of his disks. At first, the Veterinary staff felt after a little rest Ammo would be able to return to work in full capacity.
However, due to narrowing of his spine, it was medically determined that Ammo could become paralyzed if he was to continue being a Police K-9, and the decision was made to medically retire him on November 15th, 2021. The handler who had Ammo had left the department and the City had no further resources or need for Ammo’s service. On December 6th, we were given a call by JJ, the original trainer at Proven K9, that no suitable owner could be located for Ammo by the Police Department. The administration stated he would have to be put down otherwise if a solution was not immediately found. We worked with Proven K9 and their staff to facilitate transport from West Texas to our Rehabilitation and Rehoming Facility in Tennessee. After just a few weeks working with our staff, we were able to place him in his new home with a retired U.S. Navy Veteran.
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