Detector Dog Soya
and Dog Handler Samantha Tomlinson

Fresno County


Detector Dog Soya and Dog Handler Samantha Tomlinson
Detector Dog Soya

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Dogs Keep California Agriculture Safe

Meet Soya, an agriculture detector K-9, and her handler, Samantha Tomlinson, who works for the Fresno County Ag Commissioner's office. Tomlinson and Soya work as the first line of defense to protect California's agriculture industry from potential pests and diseases that can be shipped in packages. Charmayne Hefley reports. Story by Charmayne Hefley and Patrick Cavanaugh.(0:02:55)


Detector Dog Soya
Detector Dog Soya

Agriculture Detector K9

Agriculture is the economic engine that drives the Central Valley. In this episode of Valley’s Gold, host Ryan Jacobsen learns about Agriculture Detector K9 Inspectors, including Fresno County's Dog Team, Soya and her handler Samantha Tomlinson.

Segment begins at minute 6:50 into the episode: https://valleypbs.org/valleysgold/crop-specialists/

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