FORT BLISS, TX (KTSM) — A canine training center expecting a shipment of potential K9's for Customs and Border Protection discovered 10 of 17 dogs died from heat exposure, Fort Bliss officials confirmed. The center, located near Fort Bliss headquarters, is used by the CBP and not run by the Army.
Seven dogs survived the road trip, with two requiring medical treatment due to a faulty AC in the trailer, said Doug Mosier, spokesman for CBP.
The animals were being shipped to be pre-screened for CBP, which is the initial process before dogs are trained to be K9s.
Local 4 News reached out to Vohne Liche Kennels, the company transporting the dogs, however they were not immediately available for comment.