K-9 Piper’s function is to increase safety by responding directly to reports of wildlife and conducting regular patrols. He spends most of his time chasing birds away from the runways and taxiways. Border Collies are perfect for this type of work because they are natural herders. The Federal Aviation Administration requires the Cherry Capital Airport have a Wildlife Hazard Management Plan in place to mitigate wildlife hazards to aviation. K-9 Piper is a proactive approach to wildlife management and aviation safety. You can check out the airport’s dedicated doggie page here and see Piper’s in action below.