Hemi was plucked from the mean streets of New Orleans by a police officer during the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Unclaimed and considered too rowdy for adoption by those who evaluated him, he ended up spending nine months in a kennel in a Louisiana prison! There he became a favorite with the inmates who cared for him. Thanks to Desiree Bender, Donna Reynolds and funding from the HSUS, Hemi was shipped to Washington State to the LawDogs program. He and his handler certified on July 28th, 2006 and are now working the streets in Western Washington.

K9 Hemi

This bulldog can’t wait to work! He’s already looking for drugs!

K9 Hemi

Trooper Gary Lane and Trainer/Trooper Steve Gardner at Hemi and Lane’s certification. They had to search vehicles, buildings, open spaces and fields. These dogs are often called upon to search areas where dealers and users may have thrown out of a car window.