K-9 'Royce' reporting for duty at Wisconsin DNR
ONEIDA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A new K-9 has been added to the team at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
According to a Facebook post on Wednesday, Dec. 9, DNR Conservation Warden Audrey Royce has partnered with K-9 Nyssa, alongside her team in north-central Wisconsin. The post says the K-9 team is based in Oneida County, where they serve the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest and Lake Tomahawk area.
“If there is a lost hunter or missing kids, Nyssa is certified as a tracker and can help find someone,” Royce said. "There are so many trails and a person could get a bit off the beaten path. When she realizes it’s time to find someone, she goes into work mode. I’m really proud of what she’s accomplished at such a young age and excited to put her to work.”
K-9 Nyssa's training is all funded by Royce, who she lives with. The DNR says on top of being a conservation warden, Royce also volunteers as a member of the Newbold Fire Department.