SAN MATEO (KPIX 5) — The people who brought you Star Wars now present the world’s most lifelike fake dog.
Former model makers from Industrial Light and Magic have designed Hero, a Belgian Malinois model. Hero is a good doggy, but with constant problems. He bleeds out of a wound on his back leg. He needs CPR. He needs to be intubated.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Who Is Getting A Plus-Up Payment?
K-9 handlers practiced in San Mateo Thursday how to perform medical procedures on Hero without needing to bother a real dog. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office hosted the training session offered by the non-profit Police and Working K-9 Foundation.READ MORE: Drought-Stricken Marin Putting Into Place Tough Water Use Restrictions
Dozens of law enforcement handlers from Northern California came to San Mateo to practice on hero Thursday.
In the past, the Police and Working K-9 Foundation has provided bulletproof vests for hundreds of K-9s, distributed trauma kits and heat sensors for working dogs, and helped retired K-9s with emergency veterinary care, according to the group’s website.MORE NEWS: COVID Recovery: Reopening Restaurants Facing Industry-Wide Staffing Shortage