MuttNation, Miranda Lambert‘s charity that has helped rescue thousands of animals from kill-shelters and other dismal situations, has set up a fund for a K-9 officer named Ogar, a Lindale, Texas police dog who was killed in the line of duty on January 19, 2016.
Lambert cited on her Facebook that she had a personal connection with the incident because her father served in law enforcement for over 30 years.
Ogar was only two-years old but had been involved with over 40 drug-related apprehensions. When he was killed, he was in pursuit of a suspect that entered the woods attempting to evade arrest. Ogar’s handler Officer Kevin Petty made the devastating discovery of Ogar’s body. The suspect was captured and charged with evading arrest and drug charges.
The 2 ½ year old Belgian Malinois, served with Smith County Precinct 5 for 1 ½ years and was certified in Search and Rescue, Narcotics and Attack and Protection.
Police Constable Kenneth Bibby told CBS19 News what Ogar meant to the department.
“Ogar wasn’t just a tool of ours, he was a friend and a buddy as well as a protector” Bibby said. In the video below you can see the memorial service for Ogar:
Lambert’s MuttNation heard about the costs of replacing a police dog and decided they wanted to help. They are now raising funds to purchase another K9 officer to replace Ogar. You can visit the link HERE to help with the campaign.
Lambert’s MuttNation continues to help needy animals on a daily basis. Lambert feels very strongly about the cause. Recently the foundation rescued an adorable bunch of puppies from a kill-shelter.
Miranda Lambert has been nominated for Entertainer of the Year from the Academy of Country Music and her recent album Platinum has gone Platinum. Glad they didn’t choose to name it “Gold”, that would have been confusing!
Catch Miranda on tour at the dates below!
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