Police Officer Needs Help With Decorated Retired Police Dog's Surgery

Austin York
February 14, 2020 - 4:13 pm
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DALLAS (KRLD) - A K9 who recently retired from the Richardson Police department is in dire need of a surgery, and now needs the public's help.

Ringo spent just under seven years chasing bad guys, sniffing out drugs, protecting officers, finding lost people (especially children), and deterring aggression according to Richardson police. But now they say he is suffering from a perineal hernia. 

This means an expensive surgery, but since the 9-year-old Belgian Malinois is no longer working for the department, all care and medical expenses are the responsibility of his former police partner.

The Richardson Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association (RCPAAA) is helping with some of the veterinary expenses. There’s a special fund set up to help pay for some of Ringo’s veterinary expenses that will result from that surgery, but more money is needed.

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help.

Ringo was born in Holland. His initial training was in Dutch but after joining the RPD, he was trained using German commands.

Police say Ringo was responsible for 94 apprehensions, deployed on narcotics searches several thousand times and detected its presence more than 1100 times resulting in about 700 arrests.