Harlow was rescued from an animal shelter and is now a K-9 with the Headland (AL) Police Department.
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Harlow was rescued from an animal shelter and is now a K-9 with the Headland (AL) Police Department.

Photo: WTVY screenshot

A dog that was once in peril of being put down at a Georgia animal shelter is now a K-9 with the Headland (AL) Police Department.

According to AL.com, K-9 Harlow was obtained by the department through a program known as Animal Farm Foundation, a nonprofit that rescues dogs in shelters, pays for K-9 training conducted by Sector K-9 in Texas, and then matches the dogs with agencies in need of a K-9.

K-9 Harlow will be partnered with Officer Bethany Hicks who serves as a school resource officer for the department.

Officer Hicks says, "He's very friendly and he loves to play, but when it comes to work he's ready to work," reports WTVY.

Harlow will visit different classrooms and lockers and sniff for any illegal contraband.

"He can detect marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine," says Hicks.

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