Spokane County Sheriff's Office K9 back in action after pit bull attack

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by JENICA VILLAMOR & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 18, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Updated Sunday, May 18 at 7:03 PM

SPOKANE COUNTY--The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office K9 was back on duty in May after a pit bull attacked him in April. K9 Laslo had to get six staples in his leg to heal the bite wound. Laslo’s handler said the dog returned to duty in full force.

“Every time I give him a break he always runs to the patrol car and puts his nose to his door,” said Laslo’s handler, deputy Jeff Thurman.

Thurman said it seemed as if Laslo was never injured.

READ: Deputy's K9 recovers after Spokane Valley pit bull attack

"We've been back to work for a few weeks now and he's already got three captures since we've been back and he's just busy and a great dog,” said Thurman.

Laslo was attacked by a pit bull while chasing after a suspect. His staples were removed in May and all that was left of his injury was a scar.

"You get used to having a partner there and it was great having him back,” said Thurman.

Thurman said Laslo takes his job seriously. Thurman was looking forward to new additions to K9 unit. The Sheriff’s Office added two new handlers and their dogs to the team.
 

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