sheriff 600MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (4/18/16) — Muhlenberg Fiscal Court approved a request from the sheriff’s office to retire its K-9 officer effective May 1 due to a recent veterinarian report.

Manny, a long-haired German shepherd, was taken to the vet by his handler, Deputy Will Ward, after noticing the dog was showing signs of illness, Sheriff Curtis McGehee told officials at a Muhlenberg Fiscal Court meeting last week.

“They hoped maybe he just had an infection, and he didn’t get better,” McGehee said.

He reported the vet believes Manny has prostate cancer, and surgery would cost up to $3,000. Regardless of surgery, the vet had indicated Manny’s prognosis is not going to improve, McGehee said.

“We obviously would do anything that we could to get the dog better,” the sheriff said.

McGehee asked the court for Ward to take possession of the K-9 officer upon its release of duty.

Doreen Dennis
SurfKY News Reporter
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