Humane Society of Central Illinois


Department of Homeland Security

Humane Society of Central Illinois
423 Kays Drive
Normal, IL  61761-1958

Dear Humane Society Manager:

It is with great pleasure for me to advise you that "Bryce" recently graduated from the Canine Enforcement Training Center (CETC).

Graduate Customs and Border Protection trained detector dogs are truly special dogs who depart the CETC to begin their career as members of federal, state, and local task forces. The fact that these dogs are utilized to help stop the national threat of contraband affecting millions of Americans is something that we both can be extremely proud of.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the assistance you have rendered Customs and Border Protection. The addition of your dog will be a valuable asset in the enforcement of laws to prevent the clandestine introduction of contraband.

I look forward to your continuing cooperation and support in our ongoing interdiction efforts.

Canine Enforcement Program

Staff Note:

Bryce's story was one that started by a neglect/abuse complaint. Someone called HSCI worried about him, as he was an outside dog that seemed to be underweight and in need of more care. In talking with Bryce's family, it was discovered they were struggling to help Bryce. With Bryce's best interest in mind, they relinquished Bryce to HSCI.

Bryce moved into our Pet Adoption Center where he gained his needed weight and received the attention he craved. He was now an inside-dog who began to love those he met. Bryce had a great personality but he lacked manners and was pretty excitable. These traits made other dogs look more appealing. Many times the dogs with behaviors preventing them from being adopted are ideal candidates to be "working dogs".

In February 2003, Bryce passed his final tests with the customs agency. Bryce was adopted and entered training in Virginia.

Congratulations Bryce!

Name of Pet:Bryce
Type of Pet:Dog
Gender of Pet:Male
Age of Pet at Adoption:   1 + year
Month / Year Adopted:February 2003  
Name of Pet at HSCI:Bryce