LIVINGSTON, La. (BRPROUD) – A K-9 service dog named Ivar has died from heat exhaustion.
Sheriff Jason Ard released this statement about the passing of the K-9:
‘The Sheriff’s office did suffer the death of a K-9 service dog on August 20, 2021. The service K-9 was a 5 year old canine named Ivar. The Sheriff learned that the cause of death was attributed to heat exhaustion that occurred when Ivar was accidentally left in a K-9 vehicle. The K-9 officer responsible for Ivar was disciplined.’
Three years ago, another Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office K9 named Mack passed away after years of service.