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Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office celebrates K9s

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Posted at 5:49 PM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 20:58:16-05

A few K9s in Santa Barbara are being recognized for their dogged service.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is celebrating a German Shepherd named Magnum that worked his six-plus years on the force with Sheriff Deputy Mike McNeil; the two logged over 40 narcotics searches together and won an award for narcotics searches at the Las Vegas K9 Trials, according to a Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office press release.

This past week, a 2-year-old black Labrador Retriever named Krypto notched his 200th narcotics find. He and Custody Deputy Ian Ur work at the Santa Barbara Main Jail searching for drugs including methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, suboxone and marijuana.

Though not an official member of the K9 program, the Sheriff's Office also wanted to honor the work of a 3-year-old bulldog mix named Tess that they're fostering through the Santa Barbara Humane Society. Her duties include sleeping under desks, giving slobbery greetings and executing a limited number of tricks--but only for treats.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's are getting two more K9s for patrol and custody come 2020.

To learn more about the Sheriff's Office K9 program or donate, click here.