A police dog in Santa Ana, California, has lost most of his teeth after apprehending a fleeing suspect. According to the Sacramento Bee, the eight-year-old Dutch shepherd, Puskas, was injured on Monday while helping to apprehend a man in Irvine.
In the midst of capturing the suspect, Puskas lost all but his canines; the Santa Ana Police Department updated Facebook followers about the incident:
“Due to large response about #SantaAnaPD#K9 Puskas we are providing an #update– During last night’s suspect apprehension Puskas lost all of his upper & lower teeth, w/ the exception of his canine teeth. He is currently in surgery @yorbaregionalah to repair the damage💙#SAPDPIO”
Puskas made it through surgery and was able to head home to recuperate. On Tuesday, the Department wrote:
Puskas made capturing suspect Antonio Padilla Jr., possible – the man is accused of carjacking and nearly running over a police officer, in addition to violating his parole.
This K-9 can absolutely FLY! Watch as this wild Southern California police chase comes to an abrupt end after a K-9 sprints and leaps into action, tackling the suspect to the ground and holding him there until his partners arrive to cuff him.
Posted by WVTM 13 on Monday, February 26, 2018
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