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New K-9 program aims to help area shelter dogs find forever homes

New Green Bay Police Department K-9 program partners with area shelter to help get dogs adopted, May 16, 2017. (WLUK/Dave Duchan)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) - There's a new kind of ride-along at Green Bay's police department these days.

Aquila is the first dog to be part of an officer's effort to get shelter dogs adopted.

It's a partnership with the Bay Area Humane Society, and Officer Joel Zwicky says it's twofold. He said it's a great way to get exposure for the dogs at the shelter and it provides companionship for the officers on patrol.

The program is only in its second week and Zwicky said there are still some kinks they need to work out.

"We're just trying to figure out how to keep her from clicking my radio and calling the dispatcher all the time and turning on my squad lights," said Zwicky. "She's pulled over three cars last week already."

Officer Zwicky says he hopes other departments in the area will also take part in the program.

You can visit the Green Bay Police Department's website and Facebook page to keep up to date on Officer Zwicky and his K-9's location.

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