Sewage-sniffing dog to make appearance at Menomonee Falls Pet Fair | Community Spirit
Have you ever heard of a sewage-sniffing dog? That's exactly the type of dog you'll see when you meet Scott Reynolds's dog Sable at the Menomonee Falls Pet Fair.
Sable, the four-year-old German Shepard mix, can detect raw sewage flowing into sewers which pollute area rivers.
Sable was adopted in March 2007 as a 15-month-old from Mackenzie's Animal Shelter in Michigan.
Sable began training in April 2007 and was out sniffing for pollution just a few months later in August 2007. Before Sable, cities were burdened with high costs to investigate their storm sewer systems. Now, many cities are finding hiring a professional sniffer is a low-cost, low-tech method to investigate sewer connections.
After working for three years, Sable has visited over 500 sites to outfalls and upstream investigations.
Scott Reynolds and his pack of professional sniffers will be at the Menomonee Falls Pet Fair on Saturday, August 21.
For more information on the Menomonee Falls Pet Fair, please visit the Pet Fair event page.
For more information on Scott Reynolds and Sable, please visit the Sable the Sniffer website.