This was an Easter egg hunt for dogs only, hosted by the Hillsborough Police Department.
The idea for the unique event came from the Hillsborough Police Department’s K-9 unit. The unit has two German shepherds, Vader and Viper.
Vader and Viper, like other police canines, are trained to detect narcotics, track people, search for people and help in suspect apprehension if necessary.
Cpl. Scott Foster, a K-9 handler in the unit, said the Hillsborough Police Department wanted to use the event to let the Hillsborough community know what their police canines do for the unit on a daily basis.
“Pretty much every day for our dogs is an Easter egg hunt,” Foster said.
“They’re searching for stuff to get a treat or a reward.”
This is the second Easter egg hunt for dogs hosted by the police department.
“We kind of tried it out last year to see how it would go over,” Foster said.