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Large crowds gathered around the quad on Thursday, October 13, to watch the impressive skills of the Massachusetts State Police K-9 unit, accompanied by four of their police dogs.
Students and faculty alike cheered for the remarkable abilities of these dogs. From demonstrating the apprehension of a criminal to sniffing out hidden objects, the K-9 unit put on an engaging presentation.
“I was so impressed with what [the dogs] could do,” student Sophia Marcalo ’20 said. The dogs’ skills come from intense training for 14 weeks with the officers. Though the dogs range from ages three to eight, they all came with high energy and excitement.
Besides the notable skills, many spectators were happy to simply have dogs in their vicinity.
“It’s a great program and I love to watch the dogs. They make me so happy!” student Ana Starr ’19 said after the demonstration.
The dogs also provided some comfort for those who have been away from their pets at home.
“I really miss my dog so it’s always good to see dogs on campus!” stated student Haley Werra ’19.
Overall students were happy with the program, and already began to look forward to it for the next year.
“I loved it! I’m planning to come every year so I can see the dogs,” stated student Weimon Chi ’19.
Emma Graney ’19 is a Staff Writer for The Hub. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
Photo credit: Emma Graney ’19.