Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Three Legged Police Dog

I found this story online and thought it would be really cool to share on my blog.

The Three Legged Police Dog Returns to Duty

A California police dog who has lost a leg to bone cancer is back on duty.
Although the dogs duties have been cut back, and they are uncertain about his future health, Yasko, a 7-year-old German shepherd who works for the Paso Robles Police Department, showed no signs of cancer after the surgery, without which he probably would have had less than a year to live.
“This is where he wants to be,” Officer Tod Rehner told The Tribune in San Luis Obispo. “He loves working.”
Paso Robles’ Friends of the K-9 Inc., aided by a $1,000 donation from Wal-Mart, raised money for the dog’s $1,500 surgery,according to Sgt. David Bouffard, another canine handler and Friends’ president.
Yasko will only be used in drug investigations now, though he is trained in protection, tracking, searching, apprehension and narcotics detection.
“He’ll still be very effective at that, so we’re lucky, but this is a big loss to our program,” Bouffard said. “Yasko was one of the better tracking dogs in the county.”

1 comment:

JohnB said...

What a touching story, I hope he can serve just as good as he did before