Early [Sunday] morning, K-9 Mick was deployed to assist officers and deputies in taking a carjacking suspect into custody. During the apprehension, K-9 Mick was shot by the suspect and sustained a gunshot wound to his lower jaw and neck. K-9 Mick was quickly brought to the emergency vet, California Veterinary Specialists, and treated for his injuries which were not life threatening. K-9 Mick has already been released and is currently resting at home with his handler. K-9 Mick is expected to make a full recovery and return to active duty soon.
We are very proud of K-9 Mick’s performance. The fact that no officers or deputies sustained any injuries were in large part because of K-9 Mick’s involvement. Mick and his brothers, Buck, Pak and Duke work hard every day to serve and protect the residents of Murrieta and surrounding cities. We are lucky to have them.
Rest up, K-9 Mick! Your city needs you healthy! Thank you for your sacrifice and for taking such good job of your fellow officers.
Looking for a way to help dogs rescued from the California wildfires? Look no further! The video lists needed supplies, but if you’re not in the area, I’m sure they’d appreciate cold, hard cash, as well!
What a sweet story! I can’t even imagine what so many people in California are experiencing: the total loss of property and belongings. But there was at least one happy ending when Jack Weaver located his dog Izzy amid the rubble of his neighborhood.
If you are in northern California (specifically near the Tubbs fire), please consider fostering displaced animals. And if you have an animal that needs to be fostered due to the fire, you now have a new resource to turn to.
There is a Facebook page dedicated to those animals affected by the Tubbs fire. You can join the group to post lost and found notices, to offer to foster, or to try to place your animal with one of your loving neighbors in the area.
Here’s the link or you can simply search for Community Foster For Tubbs Fire Animals on Facebook.
This week, we announced the winner of the 22nd annual Ugly Dog Contest in Del Mar. Although this particular one redeems itself by raising money for local charities, I have mixed feelings about these contests. Overall they look fun, but I have a basic problem with making fun of anyone’s looks. What do you think?
Duke, a Labrador Retriever with a skin condition, has won the Del Mar 22nd Annual Ugly Dog Contest. The event not only celebrates ugly dogs, but also raises money for local charities such as the San Diego Food Bank and Rady Children’s Hospital.