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SC police dog shot in April is ‘back in action’ after treatment at NC State

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The Placer County Sheriff’s Office received questions about how its K-9 searches for wanted suspects, and so the department responded in a video showing an element of the tracking training police dogs go through.
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The Placer County Sheriff’s Office received questions about how its K-9 searches for wanted suspects, and so the department responded in a video showing an element of the tracking training police dogs go through.

A South Carolina police dog won’t let an injury stop him from doing his job.

Kilo, a Marion County sheriff’s deputy K-9, was “mercilessly shot” after getting out of his enclosure in April and was rushed to North Carolina State University’s veterinary hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina, The State reported in April.

But now, after surgery in Raleigh, Kilo is “back in action,” the Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit said Tuesday.

“You can barely see his scar and would never know he was tragically injured just a few months ago,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.

Kilo received a lot of support for his return to work.

“So happy to see K9 Kilo back doing what he loves,” one person commented on the Facebook post announcing his return.

“Welcome back K9 Kilo! So glad you’re doing so well,” another wrote. “You stay safe out there now!”

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Bailey Aldridge is a reporter covering real-time news in North and South Carolina. She has a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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