Terminally ill rescue dog becomes police K-9 for a day


A dog who was rescued after spending nearly a month wandering Washington streets became a police K-9 on Monday, KEPR News reports.

Eddie has a tumor that can’t be operated on, which causes him to be blind in one eye. Unfortunately, he only has six months to a year to live.

Kristi Kesler, the dog’s owner, told KEPR News that they are focusing on the good times they have with Eddie.

“We will be sad when the time comes but until then we are just going to have a lot of fun with him and make a lot of great memories for everybody,” said Kesler.

A local non-profit that works to re-home dogs helped create a bucket list for Eddie on things he wants to do before he runs out of time.

He can check one item off that list as he became a police K-9 on Monday.

Eddie now has a custom made uniform with patches that were donated from an officer.

After being sworn in, Eddie was spoiled with a trip to Petsmart, Starbucks, and snacked on some doggie donuts.