A new K-9 is joining the Duluth Police Department. A Dutch Shepherd named Athena is set to begin training with her handler Officer Kaine Kaase.
Athena is the half-sister of K-9 Luna, according to a news release from the DPD.
Kaase has been with the DPD for 6 years and is "fulfilling a longtime dream" to become a K-9 handler, according to the release. He's served as a patrol officer and most recently as an HRA investigator with the COP Unit.
The Duluth Police Department thanked the AMSOIL Northland K-9 Foundation for a donation to acquire Athena.