FORT WAYNE, Ind. (NBC33) -- Area police K-9 Units received a very nice donation today from the folks at Paw Prints I.D..
Fort Wayne, Allen County, and State Police each received 12 GPS collar tags to be used for tracking and keeping records on the K-9s. The tags are useful in the unlikely event that a dog is lost or runs away.
"It's scannable, you can use your cell phone. So on any cell phone it's an app that would go on your phone. When that tag is scanned, it'll give information on the dog and who the owner is, to whoever the owner of that dog is," said Sgt. Tom Strausborger of the FWPD. "It's also going to send a text message and an e-mail to the owner of the dog to let them know the dog has been found. And it's going to pull it up on GPS and show you on the map where the dog is located," he added.
The donation was part of the second annual "SAVE" Golf Outing at Chestnut Hills Golf Club. SAVE stands for Standing Against Violence Everyday, which is an organization that raises funds for Police Emergency Teams.
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