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Former police K9 rescued from animal shelter

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GREENE COUNTY, Ga. -

A former police dog was rescued from death row at an animal shelter just in the nick of time.

Dino was a former drug dog with the Greensboro, Ga. Police Department. After a long and distinguished career, Dino retired from police work last December and went home with his handler.

That officer gave Dino away to a neighbor, who later took the dog to the Greene County Animal Shelter.

Carla Brown of Canine Pet Rescue learned about Dino's situation. As the dog sat on death row, Brown's group went to rescue him.

"It was a shock to me to find out that a police canine dog was in an animal control," said Brown.

Brown says Dino is in great health and just needs a home where he can get the treatment he deserves after serving and protecting the public.

"We just want to find him a great home where he can live out his retirement and enjoy rest of his life," Brown said.

Dino is 8 years old. While he is going deaf, he does understand some hand signals and the folks from Canine Pet Rescue say his new owner can learn to communicate with him that way.
     
For information on how to adopt Dino, visit: CaninePetRescue.com

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