Police departments adopting unwanted pit bulls as K9s

Some police department are giving pit bull dogs both a happy life and jobs they are perfect for: fighting crime.

CBS News reports when Brad Croft was introduced to a group of abandoned shelter dogs in Kirby, Texas, one pup in particular caught his eye.

Croft, operations director for UniversalK9 -- an organization that trains dogs as well as members of police and SWAT teams to become a successful K-9 Unit without the high costs -- decided to take the dog home to San Antonio to see if she could make it as a police dog. 

By the end of an eight-week training period, the “gifted” dog was ready to work.

The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department in New York state reached out to Croft in hopes of finding the perfect K9 officer. Lucky for them, they found Kiah.

Since rescuing Kiah, Croft, partnering with the Animal Farm Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that helps rescue and re-home animals, has helped place 20 pit bulls in police departments across the country.