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Kootenai County says goodbye to beloved K9

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Thursday was a tough day for many in Kootenai County. After many years of service, K9 Max, who was a beloved member of the Kootenai County Sheriff's volunteer search and rescue team, passed away. 

Max was trained in several areas, including human remains detection. Along with his human, Robyn, Max also served as part of the Bonner County and Spokane County search and rescue teams. He was also an Intermountain Search dog. 

During his career, Max and Robyn were dispatched to help in many areas, and even spent time at the Oso mud slide. 

In addition to their search and rescue efforts, the pair was also part of the Hug-A-Tree programs and helped educate youth. 

Thank you for your years of service, Max! 


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