Thanks to the community, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office’s new K9 has a name

FARGO, ND (Valley News Live) – The time has come, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office’s new K9 has a new name the community has chosen!

The sheriff’s office hasn’t had a K9 since last summer. And now, thanks to their partnership with Scheels, they have been able to restart their K9 program.

About two weeks ago, Patrol Deputy Glenn Manning met the new pup and they have bonded ever since.

When the dog came to town the sheriff’s office asked you to name him and today they announced that you could call him Kota.

“We’re here to serve the community and it’s good that they get a piece of it since the dog is going to be working in the community to make it safer, to make it better and it’s totally okay for people to be able to name it ,” Manning said.

The top three names from the community were Kota, Axel and Cass, whose Fargo Scheels marketing manager Caryn Olson said there were just 50 votes separating first from second and second from third.

“There were a lot of very passionate responses, people felt very strongly at least on the very first go-around, of what they thought we should name the dog, a lot of very unique submissions, names unique, lots of names with a lot of creativity behind it,” she said.

Kota will begin training on April 4 and will be ready to start work by the end of the month.

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