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Sunday, March 20, 2016
HANCOCK COUNTY WV - A K-9 IN TRAINING LESS THAN 2 YEARS ATTACKED HIS HANDLER - WHAT IS THE BREED OF THIS DOG?
A K-9 is retiring early in Hancock County after attacking his handler.
"I can't explain it. My handlers can't explain it. The film doesn't explain it," Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher said.
Fletcher and his office are saying goodbye to K-9 Nitro less than 2 years after he started.
"Dogs I want are gonna be able to listen astutely, be able to work, and have their ears pulled by 5-year-olds and not lose their temperament," Fletcher said.
Deputy Scott Little suffered significant injuries while training Nitro at a local school.
Fletcher says he witnessed another incident while his office was taking photographs.
"I would no longer be comfortable or have confidence that this dog could not hurt another handler or the general public," Fletcher said.
Regardless the sheriff is doing what he can to help nitro who appears to be fed and happy living with Little.
"This particular dog is just too hard, and maybe it was more dog than deputy Little is ready to adapt to, but it's definitely more dog than I want on the streets of Hancock County."
The sheriff says they are trying to find a home for Nitro, and he wouldn't rule out the possibility the K-9 could be used again by another agency.
Until then, his office will continue to care for nitro and raise funds for another K-9.
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