A pet dog is a crucial asset for a dog owner and losing such an important asset is just like a worst nightmare for that dog owner. For a dog owner, it is just like losing everything in his/her life. K9 dogs are the special dogs that are always on missions at a risk of their life. They either retire or most of them lose their life during serious missions. This post is being written in honor of such a brave K9 dog that lost its life during a big mission.
Several people get together to honor Vancouver, the police dog that lost his life while on duty. It was stabbed and was taken to a hospital but could not survive. This K9 dog was known as Ike. It has been approximated that about three hundred gathered for this public memorial service. Flags were waived by many and special K9 teams from Oregon, Washington and Canada joined the event in honor of 6 years old Ike. Ike was specialized in drug detection. Washington State Police Canine Association honored Jack Anderson with Valor medal and a purple heart for dedicated services of Ike.
On September 01, 2015, Ike was on a mission of tracing a suspect. Finally, he succeeded in tracing him but the brutal man stabbed Ike with multiple attacks. The dog was taken immediately to animal emergency hospital Dove Lewis in Portland for treating back, chest and head injuries. However, doctors found surgery complications and finally they were left with no other option but euthanize. The dog has been buried in Anderson’s backyard besides his wife and two daughter’s grave. He titled Ike’s grave with “end of watch” and it feels that it will be difficult for him to adjust without Ike.