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.
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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