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Glendale K-9s in the Park event set for Saturday

The Glendale Police Department's K-9 unit is having a family-friendly fundraiser on Saturday in Verdugo Park.
October 10, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Glendale Police Department's K-9 unit relies entirely on donations. But it takes a lot to train and maintain the dogs, so they're having a big fundraiser on Saturday, and the department wants the public to come out and how see just what those dogs can do.

K-9 "Idol" and partner Officer Sholtis are one of three teams that include K-9s "Yudy" and "Bronco" that make up the unit.

The human officers say their K-9 partners give them a unique advantage out on the street.

"She has a skill that all these humans do not have, and that's her scenting ability," said Glendale Police K-9 Unit Officer Maribel Feeley. "She can tell me there's a bad guy a quarter-mile away before any of us even have an idea that somebody's hiding somewhere."

The Glendale K-9s in the Park 2013 event is on Saturday at Verdugo Park. Besides lots of family-friendly entertainment, there's a pet-costume contest, pet-adoption fair and lots of demonstrations.