FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The city of Fort Wayne will build a new K-9 training facility.
The board approved a plan to construct a new police dog training building along Harris Road, near Franke Park. The facility will be a two-bedroom home that will be built onto an existing Parks Department-owned pole barn.
Dogs will train in “house situations” at the facility, parks officials learned.
The parks department will build the building on its own land. The $188,000 facility will be funded by the Fort Wayne Police Department.
The police department is in need of a new K-9 training center because its former facility, at Wells and Ewing streets adjacent to the Fort Wayne-Allen County Police and Fire Memorial, closed in July in a state of disrepair. That land will be part of the city’s planned riverfront development.
The Fort Wayne Police Department has 10 K-9s.