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I was creeping on the Animal Humane Society website and I saw this face and had to share it with you guys.

Hi! My name is Kanani.

My family moved and could not take me with them, so I came to Animal Humane Society to find a new home.

People describe me as a lap dog. Lap dogs enjoy spending time cuddling more than anything else. We especially enjoy homes that are quiet or have only a moderate level of activity.

People also describe me as shy. Shy dogs are very loving but may need a little time to acclimate to their new environment. A quieter, low-key home would allow me the opportunity to get used to new things at my own pace.

Location: Woodbury

Animal Humane Society

Meet Minnesota’s first Somali woman police officer

The Twin Cities has the largest Somali community outside of Somalia, and one Somali woman is one of the latest to be sworn in to a metro area police department.

Kadra Mohammed is one of the first 12 new Metro Transit Police Officers. “I’m excited, definitely excited.” She is the first sworn in female Somali officer in Minnesota and quite possibly the country. “It’s just a step forward, I plan on making more steps forward in my career, so I’m very excited for that.”

Fox 9 first met Kadra over a year ago when St. Paul police hired her to be a community service officer. She was also the second officer in the country to wear a special hijab with her uniform.

Now, she will have a badge and a gun, while she rides Metro Transit buses and trains.

“She represents that large population of Somali women who use transit. I hope when they see her on the train on the bus they feel more comfortable.” Said Chief John Harrington

The first Somali sergeant in the US, Waheid Siraach, who is currently on a leave of absence to train national police back in Somali, awarded Mohammed her badge. “To have first Somali female officer in Minnesota, it’s an historic day for the people of Minnesota and the Somali community.”