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'He is good to go': Calgary police dog Jester back to work after being stabbed in head

'He is good to go': Calgary police dog Jester back to work after being stabbed in head
From CBC - September 13, 2017

Jester, a Calgary police dog that touched the hearts of many after being stabbed in the head multiple times during a pursuit, is back to work.

"He is good to go," Sgt. Jim Gourley of the canine unit told CBC News Wednesday.

"He went through a number of different tests, multiple veterinarians, health checks, certifications. We really went above and beyond what we needed to do, but we wanted to ensure that he was out of the woods."

Jester reported to work Tuesday evening for the first time, post recovery.

The German Shepherd with five years of experience on the force was left with multiple stab wounds to the head after pursuing two suspects, both minors, while responding to reports of a break-and-enter near Grant MacEwan School early in the morning of July 30.

Police releaseda graphic image of the dog's injuries and initially his odds did not look good.

"It was a traumatic event that he went through six-and-a-half weeks ago and sustained some pretty serious injuries that we originally thought were life-threatening," Gourley explained.

"Fortunately we had phenomenal care by veterinarians and after ensuring that Jester was both physically and mentally ready to return to work he returned for his first shift Tuesday night."

'Raring to go'

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