Let K9 Officer Joe Patla keep Rex!

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Let K9 Officer Joe Patla keep Rex!

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K9 Officer Joe Patla is leaving for a new position, but offered to stay on part-time with the Twin Lakes PD until a new K9 and handler could be chosen. This would mean being able keep Rex available to the Village during that time. This option was denied.

Officer Patla then offered to purchase Rex from Twin Lakes, however tonight it was voted that Rex will be taken from him and his family and sent for “re-training” until a new handler is chosen and they can be certified. Re-training a 4 year old dog who has only known one handler and one home is a poor decision and there’s a good chance he’ll never be the same dog.

Twin Lakes will also be without a K9 until October/November at the earliest if retraining is successful.

Lastly, know that Officer Patla was never given the opportunity to speak in front of the board.

The village did not purchase Rex, our community donations did, LET THE COMMUNITY DECIDE. 

JUSTICE FOR REX. LETS NOT LET TWIN LAKES VILLAGE BOARD TAKE REX AWAY FROM HIS LIFE LONG COMPANION, FRIEND, OWNER, AND FATHER<3

 



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