Orange K-9 Team Will Compete in K-9 Olympics

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Jul 162018

Officer Chris Brown and K-9 Loki

Jon Nowinski and his team from the Connecticut Emergency Animal Response Service – EARS, which owns and operates the state’s ONLY Animal Ambulance, invite everyone to come out for the 27th annual Connecticut K-9 Olympics at 285 Shaker Road, Enfield, on Saturday, July 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

EARS will be on hand providing both Veterinary Medical standby as well as information about its K9 Critical Care Program for those attending. This is an awesome event where the public has the chance to see K9s and their handlers in action as they compete through several different aspects demonstrating their work.
Units from all across the region come out for this event, and it is not to be missed! Orange Police Officer Chris Brown and his dog Loki will compete.
The event will consist of a competition in a “round robin”* setting. Areas of competition will be obedience, obstacles, and an apprehension drill, building search with simulated “shots” fired, and a K-9 alert search.

35 Law Enforcement K-9 Teams will compete. After the “games” awards will be given out to the top teams in each of the following categories:

Criminal Apprehension
Top Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Most Experienced Handler
Most Experienced K-9
Also on site, law enforcement displays, Vendors with K-9 related items for sale and food, drinks, and snacks for sale.
While you’re there, be sure to drop by the EARS Critical Care Animal Ambulance for some handouts and snag your items from the K9 Support Program.
This event takes place rain or shine! For complete information visit their website at http://k9-olympics.police.uconn.edu/

ALL Proceeds to be donated to Hometown Foundation Special Olympics, Shriners, CT Chip’s  and other “Police related” charities to be announced prior to this year’s event.