Dog Recruited to Sniff Out Arson

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Dollar, a black Labrador, joins the team as a certified arson dog. She'll work with Ken Arnold to smell anything that could be used to start a fire. Arnold says Dollar must train every day because she associates what caused the fire with food. This is Arnold's second Arson dog. He says the dogs speed up the process of catching arsonists.

"Without an arson dog or an accelerant detection canine, it would take days to perform the duties that these dogs do in minutes,” said Fire Investigator

Arnold says they use the state crime lab to test dollar's findings. It takes up to 6 weeks to train the dogs.

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