Ailing K9 honored in final walk

Ailing K9 honored in final ceremonial walk before being put down

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A police K9 in Middletown, Connecticut, was honored in a final ceremonial walk before his handler was forced to put him down because of a terminal cancer diagnosis. On September 1, the Facebook page for the Middletown Police Department posted poignant images of the canine being saluted as his handler walked him to a veterinary hospital to be humanely euthanized.

Sgt. Doug Clark, Middletown K-9 Supervisor, wrote:

Officer Michael D’Aresta unfortunately has to make the toughest decision any K9 handler dreads making this evening at Pieper Olson in Middletown at 1830 hours.

K9 Hunter has been ill for that past several days and when tests were conducted they revealed that K9 Hunter has a very aggressive form of Liver cancer. They unfortunately recommended that he be euthanized.
Officer D’Aresta and Hunter have been an exceptional team serving the City of Middletown in a high caliber since 2007.

Adding the words that are were so painfully apparent to anyone viewing the photos:

So as you can imagine, this is extremely difficult for Mike and his family.

Rest easy K9 Hunter.

More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page.


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10 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    Rest in Peace K-9 Hunter, condolences for your handler Officer Michael D’Aresta, family and fellow police officers. Thank you for your brave service to your community, I know you will be missed.

      • Barkley's Mom says:

        Yes, unfortunately, we see more stories of the ones that leave their K-9 partners to die, forgotten in their vehicles. There are “good” handlers out there and we need to see more stories like this. You can tell by this picture that K-9 Hunter was loved.

  2. Brendan Burger says:

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    • Olga says:

      I’m sobbing what a good boy straight to Heaven our angel Rest In Peace no more pain ever again only God’s joy❤️????????????

  3. pamela bolton says:

    Love will go with him. Enjoy the Rainbow Bridge, you have a lot of friends waiting to greet you. Thank you K9 Officer Hunter for gracing us with your presence. RIP.


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