LPS dog released from veterinary care after coming into contact with drugs

After 72 hours in veterinary care, a London Police Service dog who was injured after coming into contact with illegal drugs during a weapons investigation was sent home on Sunday morning.

On the evening of May 12, London police responded to reports that two men were in possession of a gun inside a taxi in the Dufferin Avenue and Adelaide Street North area of ​​the city.

According to police, one suspect got out of the taxi and was arrested by police, while the second suspect fled the vehicle before police arrived.

While searching for the missing suspect who had fled on foot, a member of the LPS canine unit attended the scene to locate the suspect. During this time, the police dog came into contact with illegal drugs and required immediate medical attention for life-threatening injuries.

The police service dog spent three days receiving medical treatment, but the London Police Canine Unit wrote on Twitter on Sunday morning that the injured police service dog had been allowed to go home with his handler Sunday.

“We would like to thank those who looked after him and particularly thank our unit vet, Dr Tom Oster,” the London Police Canine Unit wrote on Twitter.

Police say the missing suspect was later apprehended and as a result of the investigation, a large number of drugs and weapons were seized by police, including over $10,000 worth of drugs, a knife and pepper spray.

The two suspects, aged 61 and 38, face a number of charges related to the weapons investigation.

“Thank you all for your thoughts and good wishes! wrote the London Police Canine Unit.

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