Video: Thousands Donated After Retiring Ohio Cop Told that His K-9 Partner Will Be Auctioned Off


Here’s a story that speaks to the unintended consequences of some regulations. When Marietta, Ohio, police officer Matthew Hickey retired after 34 years, he assumed that he could take his K-9 partner with him. But here’s the problem: dogs are considered “property” under state law, which means that there are rules for how that property can be sold. In this case, there must be a public auction, and the dog is valued at $3,500 because of his training.

Just another reason why we have to stop classifying dogs are property. . . .

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2 thoughts on “Video: Thousands Donated After Retiring Ohio Cop Told that His K-9 Partner Will Be Auctioned Off”

  1. This wonderful k-9 dog should stay with his partner. It is unfair to the dog to be taken away from this loving man , the dog has real feelings and would not understand the seperation.

  2. Pingback: Video Update: Retired Cop May be Able to Keep K-9 Pal | Orvis News

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