Sheriff’s department K9 seriously injured in horrible training accident fall

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A Washington sheriff’s department K9 was seriously injured in a freak accident that left the dog with “career-ending” injuries. On Sunday, the Snohomish County sheriff recounted the devastating details of the accident which injured K9 Rex, a 16-month-old Belgian Malinois.

Sheriff Adam Fortney writes:

On January 7, Rex suffered what is likely career ending injuries in what can only be described as a freak accident during training. Rex fell from a third story hallway to the first-floor entrance. He landed on his front legs destroying the tendons and ligaments in his elbows and wrist.

Rex’s injuries are not life-threatening, but it is unlikely that the young dog will be able to work again. The department detailed the staggering costs associated with Rex’s injuries, writing:

The cost of surgery, treatment and rehab are expected to be upwards of $25,000. In addition to medical bills, the K9 unit will need to purchase another K9 to fill Rex’s spot as a working dog. These costs, especially in this sudden and unexpected event, pose a significant hurdle to overcome.

Adding:

The bond between a police K-9 and his human handler is difficult to describe in words. You can get an idea from the picture below of K-9 Rex with Sgt. Boyer’s jacket placed over him while he was receiving treatment in this hospital.

A fundraiser has been established to help cover Rex’s veterinary bills. You can find the fundraiser at this link.

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2 replies
  1. Diana Rowell says:

    After what WE ALL have seen lately on video, I bet a hundred that this dog did NOT FALL, HE WAS PUSHED by a DEPLORABLE, ROTTEN to the CORE deputy. PERIOD! And to think OUR HARD earned tax dollars PAY these DEMON spawned NAZI PUKES to shoot people of color in the back, BEAT THEIR K9’s REPEATEDLY while calling it “training”, PUSH their KNEE in the back of African Americans until they DIE, then REFUSE to protect LAW ABIDING citizens. When will it be ENOUGH? WHEN?!!!!!

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  2. Jan Barnes says:

    PLEASE PLEASE–REX HAS BEEN A HERO FOR US OVER AND OVER AGAIN!
    NOW IT IS OUR TURN TO HELP! PLEASE SUPPORT HIS FUNDRAISER.

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