WILMINGTON — Karson, rescued more than one year ago on Feb. 22, 2015, has had several hundred hours of training, passed all his state certifications and attained national certification as a K9 officer, according to Wilmington Police Chief Duane Weyand.
“It has been a quick year in comparison to the 61 days he was missing,” Weyand wrote in a prepared statement. “Wilmington police, Officer Jerry Popp, and Karson have been busy giving back to our community and the surrounding counties.
“Karson has visited countless schools, has been to several dog park fund raisers in two different counties, been to veteran’s benefits aiding in fundraising for veterans to get their service dogs and has been to book signings as well as book readings,” Weyand continued.
Karson has also participated in fundraising events in several surrounding communities to benefit companion dogs, Weyand wrote.
“It has been a joy and an honor to be able to give back to our community as well as other communities when they supported us for the 61 days Karson was missing,” he wrote.