- Name: Sunny
- Specialty: Explosives Detection/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.)
- Breed: Labrador Retriever
- Color: Black
- Sex: Female
- Weight: 63 pounds
- Birthday: March 7, 2015
- Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
- Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler Michael Alongi
- Location: Newark Field Division
K-9 Sunny is an ATF Explosives Detection Canine assigned to the Newark Field Division with Special Agent Canine Handler (SACH) Michael Alongi. Her job is to find explosives, guns and ammunition. K-9 Sunny is also an ATF Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.) able to work off leash up to 150 yards away from her handler and detect more than 19,000 distinct odors. She started her training with the Paws with a Cause organization.
K-9 Sunny recently assisted a local police department with the search for a discarded firearm. Police officers responded to a call for “shots fired” by an unknown individual. When authorities arrived, the suspect led them on a foot chase through a wooded area.
Although they were able to arrest the individual, local police were unable to find the firearm and contacted ATF for assistance. K-9 Sunny and SACH Alongi arrived on the scene to assist with the investigation. Once on site, K-9 Sunny began to search the area and readily located the suspected firearm in the thick wooded area of the crime scene. Local police used the evidence to prosecute the suspect.