Wednesday, October 23, 2013
OKANOGAN Sheriff’s K-9 deputy Boss died Oct. 17 after undergoing emergency surgery last week.
Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff Joe Somday said the 3-year-old German shepherd suffered from “flipped stomach,” a condition that mostly affects large, deep-chested dogs.
The condition involves the stomach flipping over itself, cutting off the flow of food to the intestines and sometimes cutting the blood supply to the stomach and pinching nerves.
Chief Criminal Deputy Dave Rodriguez said the dog, handled by deputy Shane Jones, underwent surgery with Brewster veterinarian Mike Isenhart.
Boss was trained in narcotics detection. Somday said the dog likely will be replaced.
A trained drug-sniffing dog, deputy training, certification and other costs could run to $10,000, he said. Donations will be accepted for the K-9 program.
- Trudi Inslee visits fire areas todayWashington first lady Trudi Inslee is in Pateros today touring fire areas. She toured the Alta Lake spike camp to ...
- Public meeting about fires is today in NespelemA public meeting about the North Star and Tunk Block fires will be at 5 p.m. today at Nespelem School, ...
More like this story
- Trudi Inslee visits fire areas today
- Public meeting about fires is today in Nespelem
- Crews gaining ground on Colville Complex
- Goodell Fire burning along highway
- Crews brace for fire growth near Wellpinit
- North Cascades could reopen Sunday
- Ferry County prepares for storm
- Causes of death: Smoke, burns
- Electricity may be restored tomorrow to Omak flats
- High winds to fan Ferry County fires
Omak-Riverside Eastside Road helicopter water drop
Short clip of a helicopter dropping water on the Tunk Block Fire today along Omak-Riverside Eastside Road. Enlarge