Veterinarians to Donate to K9 Unit
Woodbury Heights, N.J.—One officer in the Woodbury PD will walk the streets a bit safer next week. Recon, a Czech Shepherd being handled by Patrolman Mitchell has just been fitted for his custom K9 Tactical Gear vest. Husband and wife veterinarians, Doctors Lee and Bernadette Spector, VMDs, will present the vest to Recon on December 11 at 12:30 p.m. on the grounds of the animal hospital.
The Gray Fox staff knows how important a ballistic vest can be for the officers of the K9 unit. "We are thrilled to donate another vest to help protect Recon,” Dr. Bernadette Spector remarked. “We love knowing that the vests protect against knife and bullet wounds while the K9s protect Woodbury.” In 2017, K9 Evo, also of Woodbury City PD received a vest due to the generosity of Gray Fox. The doctors previously donated to a K9 in West Deptford.
The K9 unit of the Woodbury PD has quite a history; it was first established in 1908. Chief Tom Ryan successfully re-established the K9 unit in 2016 and Patrolman Tim Mitchell will join Patrolman Sheehan as the second K9 officer in Woodbury. In fact, Patrolman Mitchell’s ultimate goal in becoming a police officer was to work in the K9 unit. So, this is a dream come true for him. He and Recon graduated from the Atlantic County John “Sonny” Burke K9 Academy in March of this year.
The public, Woodbury mayor, council and others are invited to meet Recon and Patrolman Mitchell on December 11 at 12:30 p.m. at Gray Fox Animal Hospital, located at 207 Glassboro Rd, Woodbury Heights.