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May 21 2012 @ 12:23 pm
Sacramento: K9 Police Dog Shot in Line of Duty  

This was so upsetting to me. Honestly, I hate hearing that a police officer or a firefighter is injured in the line of duty but I have far more emotional reactions to animals being harmed. To hear that a Police Dog was shot persuing a suspect was upsetting and I didn't hear about it until days after.

The report I saw had a very emotional vet saying he was stunned by Bodie's improvements. You can read more about that HERE. I'm rather happy that Bodie's partner opened fire on the suspect who shot Bodie (even if any death is sad). I don't care how anyone views an animal. Police Dogs are police officers, they work hard and in most cases end up getting hurt protecting their human partners. They don't know if Bodie will be able to return to duty even after he's healed but I'm beyond positive that he'll have a home with his partner, who has stayed by his side non-stop at the vet hospital giving Bodie the will to survive and heal.

Joseph Maloof (owner of the Sacramento Kings basketball team) is donating money to Bodie's Sacramento unit for another K9 Dog because he says, “I have always loved dogs & it truly was amazing to watch these dogs train. In appreciation [sic] of what the K9 unit does & in honor of Bodie."

http://youtu.be/0dNoxcum4Yk (to view video about Bodie's recovery)

You can donate money for Bodie's recovery and reconstructive surgeries. It's expected to cost upwards of $25,000. This heroic dog saved an officer's life. His condition is improving. It's no longer critical. But he is not out of the woods.

Angelserenitysangel on May 21st, 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
OMG Makes feel so sick when I hear about this. But so relieved that they were able to save Bodie! Hope he has a full recovery and a happy retired life.
Jill aka Jo: OUaT: Snow and Redsireesanwar on May 21st, 2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
It does. I was watching the news to learn about the Solar Eclipse and I heard about Bodie. I was so teary-eyed trying so hard not to cry.

I'm so happy that he's doing so well and I'm really happy that the outpouring of caring has turned into help with his medical bills because I'm sure that stations budget could use the help.
Ceciliecila81 on May 21st, 2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
OMG! That is awful! :(
Jill aka Jo: Castle: Police code for zombiesireesanwar on May 21st, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
It really is but at least Bodie is getting better.
tracyj23: Cute - dog and mirrortracyj23 on May 22nd, 2012 03:24 pm (UTC)
Poor thing! I'm glad he's going to be okay and hope he lives a happily retired life with his handler. It seems like they're very close.
Jill aka Jo: Stock: Peacock feathers beautysireesanwar on May 22nd, 2012 06:09 pm (UTC)
Me too. K9 dogs are so brave and in this case they believe he saved his human partner. I'm very glad he'll be okay.
go_chango_chan2011 on May 26th, 2012 05:37 am (UTC)
This really is sad but I can´t help to think how much of a hero that dog is, they really are men best friends indeed~

Hugsssssssssss don´t be sad and I´ve missed u!! Hope u r doing fine my friend^^