BPD K9 Turk helps deliver 800 lbs. of pet food donated by City of Boise employees
Friday afternoon, drivers on I84 may have noticed two Boise Police patrol cars filled with bags of cat food.
The officers were delivering nearly more than 800 pounds of pet food donated by Boise City employees. The collection was in response to a plea from the Idaho Humane Society that donations of cat food had fallen short this month.
"It was a call to service and we came to help," said Boise Police K9 Officer Marshall Plaisted. "We put the call out to employees of the city and low and behold we have a bunch of bags of food that we are going to take to the Humane Society today and donate."
Officer Plaisted's K9 partner Turk led today’s delivery effort.
"It's basically dogs helping cats, which is very ironic, but whether its cats, fish, dogs, other humans, citizens, or whatever, we are here to help."
Turk is a three year old yellow lab and a very skilled drug detection dog. Turk was once up for adoption himself at the Idaho Humane Society.