Go Rocky!

From the Belfast Telegraph:

Prison inmates take out contract on sniffer dog's life
Criminals in Limerick Prison have reportedly taken out a contract on the life of a sniffer dog who has almost cleared the prison of drugs.

Reports this morning say inmates are so frustrated with the dog's success that they have ordered their associates to have him killed.

The two-year-old black-and-white spaniel called Rocky is reportedly making an average of 10 drug finds every day in the prison's visiting area.

Visits are down by more than 30% since he began his work.

Heh... I don't think that prison time is supposed to be comfortable.

I hope the lil' guy lives to be an old and cherished dog...

And in other drug-sniffing-dog news. From The Vancouver Sun:

Drug-sniffing dog kidnapped from airplane, replaced with small puppy
A top police sniffer dog working for an elite Mexican anti-drug squad was stolen during an airport transfer by thieves who left a mixed-breed puppy in its place, the attorney general's office said.

Rex IV, a highly trained Belgian Malinois sheepdog with a string of drug hauls behind him, was checked on to a flight from Mexico City this week with seven other police dogs bound for an operation in the state of Sinaloa.
But when the dogs arrived at Mazatlan airport, Sinaloa, their police handlers discovered a small black mongrel puppy inside Rex IV's cage, with the sniffer dog nowhere to be seen.

And one of the concerns:

"In 17 years I've never seen anything like this. It's rather delicate," a Public Security Ministry spokesman said Sunday, adding that the worry was the dog could help smugglers find new ways to conceal drugs.
"It's like kidnapping an intelligence agent," he said.

I have to say that replacing it with the puppy was a wonderful F*** Y** to the police force.

I don't think the Malinois will be very cooperative with the druggies -- they are very much one-person dogs and will only really work with their person.

I love German Shepherds but the Malinois is a very close second; I have had the wonderful opportunity to know a couple of them and they are amazing. Jen and I go in for acupuncture once/week (the stuff really works!) and our practitioner also does search and rescue. She is getting a Malinois puppy in a few days. We are seriously considering dognapping... (grin)

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