The West Sacramento K-9 Association will host its first Police K-9 Competition in West Sacramento on Saturday at River City High School, 2801 Jefferson Blvd. The public is invited to watch.
Organizers expect 25 to 35 K-9 teams will participate. The patrol competition will begin around 8 a.m. with K-9 teams from around the region and Nevada competing in search, agility, obedience and protection. A narcotic competition will take place on Friday night at the high school, but this event is not open to the public.
SWAT, Motor and Explosive Ordnance Device units as well as U.S. Marines with their vehicles will be on hand to greet visitors at 11 a.m. Saturday. The West Sacramento Fire Department will bring a fire engine and burn house for the children.
Also, several dog equipment vendors and veterinary hospital staff also will be present to answer questions. Vendors will sell leashes.
Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating.
The competition is followed by an awards banquet and raffle around 5 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace School, 1990 Linden Road. Banquet tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children. Advance reservations are requested.
For tickets, or to make a donation, call Kristina Hunter at (916) 617-4960 or Debbie Lugo at (916) 617-4933. For more information, visit www.wsk9.org.