October 2, 2023

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West Lafayette shedding law enforcement puppy, struggles to keep software

Stryder, K-9 officer for the West Lafayette Police Department, will be returned to his original trainers for rehabilitation.
  • West Lafayette Council has voted to return K-9 Stryder to Vaness K9 Academy for rehabilitation.
  • Stryder has been considered hazardous by 4 evaluators, based on mishandling.
  • Council is going to check out relaunching the application dependent on prior community assist.
  • Previous Chief Matthew Fohl and dog handler Officer Laurice Mans have left the division.

WEST LAFAYETTE — West Lafayette Village Council would not want to give up on a K-9 Device for the West Lafayette Police Office, but recognize it have to have to get started in excess of. 

At a special assembly Thursday, council voted to transform law enforcement doggy Stryder more than to the corporation that at first experienced him, Vaness K-9 Academy in Canton. Four evaluators said the 1-12 months-old Belgian Malinois is very risky and in need to have of rehabilitation. Even if he can be rehabilitated, Stryder would need to have an experienced handler and could not return to the WLPD.

The only other choice was for the puppy to be euthanized. This could possibly nevertheless materialize if Stryder cannot be rehabilitated by Vaness. Rehabilitation could acquire two to 3 months and Stryder would be assigned to a new department if retraining functions. There would be no charge to the village for Vaness to acquire Stryder back. He started with the division in April.