The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will welcome a new officer in a couple months. There's only one problem. He still needs a name.
"His name currently is Thomi. But we wanted something, his name to be more meaningful," said Leah Eskelin, visitor services park ranger at the refuge.
We should mention that Thomi is a dog. A 14-month-old Dutch shepherd, previously from Belarus and currently being trained in Michigan. He will be the new K9 unit for refuge law enforcement, allowing the previous refuge K9, Rex, to retire. Rex gets to live the easy life with his handler, Officer Rob Barto, but Barto needs a new partner on the job.