In April 2018 Animals Saving Animals was part of a team contracted under a European Union funded project to establish and train an eight dog/handler anti-trafficking & detection dog section for the Customs Service in Malta. Four dogs being trained to detect cash/Tobacco and the remaining four to detect Narcotics. They are all passive and were trained in people scanning, Vehicles, Indoor/Outdoor Areas, Baggage and freight.
The training of eight dog teams and an Instructor lasted three months and culminated in June this year with the successful operational pass-out of handlers and dogs under the watchful eye of a U.K Border Force Assessor.
Having been only operational a few months one of our cash detection dogs 'Sophie' featured in the background photo has already found several quantities of undeclared monies. You can read more about Sophie by clicking on the article featured in the Times of Malta link.