This has been a topic on a regional board for the past few days. The state no longer has use for a dog and offered the dog and all supplies at public auction. The auction ended early and it seems that the trainer, who was not initially aware of the auction, exercised an option to reclaim the dog. All that I know for certain is what is on the auction website and the reason for the auction ending early is hearsay.
I assume that the state, any state, has a responsibility and a process to rid itself of surplus property but this just rubs me the wrong way. I think at the very least the dog should have been offered separate from the equipment. I hope for the best for the dog.