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K-9 officer gets high anxiety crate donated

Posted at 2:02 PM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 08:36:49-04

An Omaha K-9 officer with a reputation for being an escape artist is receiving special technology that keep him secure.

Police Service Dog Jack is aptly nicknamed "Houdini." According to his handler, Officer Matt McKinney, Jack escapes from his traditional crate.

The Omaha First Responders Foundation donated a special high-anxiety crate to help the K-9 officer.

Canine Unit Commander Sgt. Steve Worley said, "We received the dog crate a week or so ago. My officer has been using at his home and it is definitely escape-proof. Thank you so much for FRF purchasing this and making it happen so quickly."

The special kennel was donated with money from the Kobus Memorial Fund. McKinney was also the handler of Kobus. 

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