Less than a month after village officials made a public plea for a drug sniffing dog, the police department has a 3-year-old German shepherd, thanks to organizations in Libertyville and Grayslake.
D.A.S. Charitable Fund, Libertyville, donated $7,800 to cover cost of the dog, training and initial care. The foundation is dedicated to animal welfare issues, said Dennis Ryan, trustee of the foundation. “We fund about nine or 10 other canine units in Lake County, including the sheriff’s office, Waukegan, Round Lake Beach and Zion.”