The Auburn Police Department sold its only police dog to its handler and former drug investigator, a sign the department might end its canine program next year.
Police chief Paul Nadeau said the Slovakian Shepherd named Orfey was sold Friday morning for $3,000 to Cpl, Tony Lafreniere, who resigned from the department on Dec. 18.
"We're going to look at the program after the holidays and evaluate all of our options," Nadeau said Friday.
The sale of the dog followed an executive session that opened the Auburn City Council meeting Thursday. Nadeau was included in part of the closed-door meeting. The reasons stated for the executive session, which lasted close to two hours, were property and litigation.
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