ATF special agent K-9 assigned to Long Island

A special agent K-9 named Kara has been assigned to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Long Island.



Kara, a golden Labrador, is not your typical bomb-sniffing dog. She's a trained Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (SEEK) dog that can work off her leash. There are only nine ATF SEEK dogs in the country.



They are trained to sit when they find one of 19,000 mixtures of explosives.



The 1 ½-year-old pup will be working on Long Island, New York City or wherever she's needed for many years.



Kara is trained to search fields, playgrounds, offices, homes and malls. When she's done, she gets to go home with her handler and play with her big sister Oreo, a non-working dog.


sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."