Von Zauberberg ("Star")
Arizona (ABP) (3/13/03) -- Glenn Spencer of American
Border Patrol announced today that his German Shepherd, Star,
has been given a Hawkeye ID card, making her an official member
of American Border Patrol. Glenn acquired Star (kennel name "VON
ZAUBERBERG") from the Zauberberg K-9 Academy in McNeal,
Arizona, on January 9, 2003, at the age of 3 months. Now five
months old, Star has demonstrated a keen ability to use scent
to find hidden objects. Noting her "nose for news,"
Glenn decided to give Star a first name -- Brenda. "Brenda
Star will no doubt add to American Border Patrol's ability to
get at the truth about the border," Glenn said. "Far
from being dangerous, Star has a well-known habit of licking
visitors to our headquarters," Spencer added. The Zauberberg
K-9 Academy trains German Sherpherds for the Border Patrol.