Bridgeton, MO (KTRS) A K-9 with the Ferguson Police Department will once again be able to bite out of crime.
Anak underwent surgery Tuesday morning to have titanium crowns put on his bottom canines, ultimately saving his career as a police dog.
Officer Greg Casem, stayed with his four-legged partner during the entire procedure at Associated Veterinary Specialists in Bridgeton. Casem says dental problems are common with K-9s.
“Most of it’s on their play drive. They’ve got a high drive with tennis balls and all kinds of reward systems. They love to chew on their rewards.” Casem added.
Dr. Robert Ulbricht performed the procedure on the six-year-old German Shepherd. This began with a root canal two weeks ago.
“He (Anak) did great. He’s going to feel a lot better.” added Ulbricht.
Anak is expected to be returned to service on Wednesday.
Anak’s $1700 dental bill is being paid for through a Go-Fund-Me Account, started by Dr.s Dan and Julie Wentz of Ferguson Animal Hospital. Funds raised through the account will also help fund other specialty expenses for the K-9 Unit of the Ferguson Police Department.