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City Looses K-9 to Cancer

August 23, 2012

  08/24/12 Plymouth K-9 Officer John Weir confirmed that his partner Rex was diagnosed with cancer by the veterinarian.  On Tuesday the city’s K-9 was put down.  Not only was Rex a working officer for the Plymouth Police Department, he was a loved member of the Weir family.

The City of Plymouth Police Department will be replacing Rex in the near future.  Officer Weir will be picking up his new partner on Monday, August 27th and begin training on September 4.  The new K-9 does come to the city at a cost of $15,000 and thanks to the support of John Banning with the Plymouth American Legion, Acura Pharmaceuticals, Bomarko, Hoosier Tire, Plymouth Foundry and US Granules the purchase of the new K-9 and supplies needed are covered by their generosity with no tax dollars.

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2 Responses to “ City Looses K-9 to Cancer ”

  1. AnnF on August 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

    Author unknown…

    You were a damned fine dog.

  2. Andrew on August 24, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Sorry to hear of this loss. I am sure he will be missed.

    I am glad to hear of the generosity of those donors that made the acquisition of the new K-9 possible. That is good civic responsibility. With the situations we have today with drugs, this is a very valuable asset — not a luxury.