Ringo deserves better, and the police department is making that a rule.
After leaving his retired police dog, Ringo, at a Mississippi animal shelter, the former K-9’s handler has been ‘demoted.’ Ringo, meanwhile, is getting a second chance.
But first, he wants to know why.
“I don’t know that there is a word for being both hurt and mad but I was both of them. And I still am,” Hare told WLBT-TV. “You know it’s just, you just don’t turn your back on something like that that’s been with you for nine years. Next thing we knew, we got a call from an animal shelter in Madison that Ringo was actually being housed there and up for adoption.”
According to WRIC, after the JPD learned Ringo had been surrendered to the shelter, they began requiring quarterly welfare checks for active and retired K-9s. And Ringo’s former handler, Detective Carl Ellis, was put on patrol duty.
Hare is glad to have Ringo back in his life, but said he is hesitant to train up any new police dogs.
Learn more in the video below.
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