Homeland Security Funds New Bomb-Sniffing Dog For Ohio State University

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In an effort to enhance the safety at The Ohio State University, state Homeland Security officials are giving the school a bomb-sniffing dog.

It’s a pilot program which is also giving dogs to Youngstown State University and Bowling Green State University.

An Ohio Homeland Security grant covers the purchase and training for the canine, and provides funding for veterinarian bills and other equipment.

The cost of the dog and the pay needed for its initial training and equipment is $12,700.

The three universities have also agreed to lend the aid of the dogs to their region if there is an off- campus need.