Mallie, Facilities K9
Prescott Valley Police officers and community crime victims now have a comforter. She comes in a warm, energetic body with big brown eyes and a people-loving personality.
“Mallie” is a Belgian Malinois who came to Prescott Valley Animal Control as a stray. She was not microchipped and was never claimed. While Mallie was in residence at Prescott Valley Animal Services holding kennels, she quickly began to win the hearts of officers and staff alike. The approximately one-and-a-half-year-old pup worked her magic even before she officially joined the police department. During one police incident in which an officer spent an entire day at a particularly harrowing scene, he returned to the station and saw Mallie in the kennels. He spent some with her, and she was more than willing to offer her calm personality to soothe him.
The department had begun looking into a facilities dog two years ago and will now join Prescott and Chino PDs as area agencies reaping the benefits of these animals. She will be handled by Animal Compliance Specialist Sarah Lemons.
Mallie has an uncanny ability to single out the person in a room that is dealing with stress or emotions and will go right to that person. She still has a lot of training ahead of her, so for now she spends a lot of time at the police department, with Lemons’ family and at other places where she meets people and gains new experiences.
“Mallie is here to support our officers and crime victims,” said Chief Bob Ticer. “Most facilities dogs are purchased, but Mallie came to us, and the department has welcomed her.”
The Prescott Valley Police Department is grateful to Olsen’s Grain, which is donating Mallie’s food. The department appreciates any donations that will help with her training and equipment. Donations may be sent or brought to the Prescott Valley Police Department, 7601 E. Skoog Blvd., Prescott Valley, AZ 86314. Please designate your donation for Mallie.
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