Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hero dogs: Hurricane and Jordan protects the White House

In the past, it has been difficult to prevent fence jumpers to reach the White House without shooting them. It's just a little over a month ago a fence jumper managed to get all the way inside. That won't happen when Hurricane and Jordan are on the job.

Hurricane and Jordan are Secret Service officers of the four-footed kind - Belgian Malinois to be exact - and they are both fast and efficient. A few days ago they caught an intruder within seconds and held him down until human agents could catch up and detain the man.

The intruder tried to punch and kick the dogs, and attempting to injure law enforcement animals is a really bad idea. Had he submitted he would only have been prosecuted for illegally entering the White House grounds. Now he can also be prosecuted under the Federal Law Enforcement Animal Protection Act that makes it illegal to even try to inflict injury on dogs and horses used by federal law enforcement.

So, what about these great dogs? They're both Belgian Malinois. Hurricane is six years old and likes playing with his Kong toy. Jordan is five years old and likes to go for walks around the White House.

~ Maria Sadowski ~ 

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