SCSO invited media to meet new bloodhound puppy!

The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) hosted members of the media to meet their new bloodhound puppy while she visited youth at the SCSO Police Athletic League (PAL) camp.  The puppy and her handler visited the Juvenile Enforcement Center from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. today, June 19.  The Center is located at 1151 East 28th St., Sanford, Fla. The puppy’s visit to PAL camp marked the kickoff of SCSO’s “Name Our Puppy” contest.  More than 100 children at the camp had the chance to submit a proposed name for the puppy. 

SCSO’s Community Law Enforcement Academy class and SCSO personnel will narrow the entries down to three potential names.  From July 2 - 6, the public may vote online for the name they like best at SCSO’s Facebook page: The bloodhound puppy is 12-weeks-old and was donated by The Jimmy Ryce Center.  Once she completes her 18-24 month training program, she will replace SCSO’s 5-year-old bloodhound, Billee, who will retire and live at home with his handler. 

 Like Billee, the new bloodhound will be used to track scent trails of missing children, seniors with Alzheimer’s, and criminal suspects.   The three children who submitted the selected names will each receive a trophy, passes to Sea World, and a one-week scholarship to PAL camp.  The winning child will also receive an annual family pass to the Central Florida Zoo, a pizza party, and a visit to their school from the puppy.  The winner will be announced during the week of July 9th.   For more information contact:Heather Smith ( (407) 665-6748 - desk (407) 474-5189 - cellor Kim Cannaday ( (407) 665-6978 - desk (407) 402-3319 - cell