Yvonne Petty, a member of Alcovy Pet Rescue, found Murray in a kill shelter in North Georgia. He was found on the street in terrible shape; in fact, his ear and tail were cut. Despite Murray’s dreadful experiences, he remained to be a fun-loving and outgoing dog; in fact, he loved to go for a hunt. His fascination for hunting helped him to become a member of Beagle Brigade. Beagle Brigade, a team of 115 dogs that work with U.S. Homeland Security, helped in detecting any illegal cargo.
Most of the dogs in the team were rescued; however, they were trained to help check for any smuggled products. Aaron Beaumont, an officer in charge of training all dogs, confirmed that Murray was a smart dog who loved to socialize with people. Although his owners maltreated him, he still loved and trusted them.
Amabele Gella, an Agriculture Specialist and K-9 Enforcement Officer in U.S. Homeland Security, said that Murray became a superstar after he was rescued. They worked together in a baggage claim area at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. He sniffed out illegal baggage which carried dangerous items.
Amabele admitted that Murray helped her a lot at work; he was very eager and enthusiastic to search for illegal items. He received dog treats for his hard work; in fact, he was able to eat lots of them in one day. Yvonne was very proud of his wonderful achievements despite his dreadful experiences. Now, he does an amazing job in helping America to save funds in getting rid of illegal stuff.
Apparently, Murray’s trainer was also pleased with his big transformation. Despite his woeful experience in the kill shelter, he was able to do an excellent job for all of the citizens in America. Now, Murray loves his job, and he will work with the US Homeland Security until his retirement. When he turns nine years old, his handler will adopt him as a household pet. Fortunately, Amabele anticipates working with him for more years since he is only five years old now. As he enjoys doing his notable job, he will surely make her job easier at Atlanta Airport.
Credits to CBP