A New Team Member

The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office announced, “We have welcomed a therapy dog to our team.  Elleigh, a 4-year-old Border Collie, will work with the Criminal Investigations Division to assist with special victims. In addition to victim advocacy, Elleigh will also offer overall support to members of the sheriff’s office.  Elleigh hopes to provide comfort during challenging times for first responders and citizens.  Angela Bandy, the Lieutenant over the Criminal Investigations Division who has worked with special victims for many years, will be Elleigh’s handler.”

Elleigh is a rescue, has had extensive obedience training, and is an agility competition dog.  Elleigh has been a part of many competitions resulting in awards.

We want to thank Connie Philipp with Ruh Roh! Dog Training, who was fostering Elleigh and graciously released her to the sheriff’s office for Elleigh’s new journey in law enforcement. A special thank you to Steve Hill with K-9 nation as well. Connie and Steve assisted with transitioning Elleigh and will remain involved.

Elleigh has already put smiles on faces around the sheriff’s office and we are so excited that she is a part of our department.  And yes, she was a pumpkin for Halloween at the office as well!


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