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Fundraising campaign begins for retired State Police dog, Remi

May 25, 2019

A fundraising campaign has been established for Remington, a retired State Police dog.

According to a GoFundMe site, Remi, as he is known, has been going through some medical issues following a very active service-life.

“Remi was instrumental in solving numerous crimes including burglaries, robberies, assaults, DUIs. He assisted in countless drug and weapon seizures. In his career he located 8 missing children, 5 endanger adults, and more than 35 wanted persons. Remi soothed the hearts of many children and adults in crisis and wowed many crowds at schools, fairs, and gathering with his demo’s. He assisted many different local, state, and federal agencies throughout the state of CT during his time on the road. Remi and his handler worked their last shift together on April 29, 2019,” organizers wrote on the fundraising website.

Remi was just settling into retirement when something went wrong:

“Over the weekend (May 19, 2019) he started to loose coordination in his hind legs, after playing in the yard with the kids. This rapidly progressed and Remi started to show signs of being in pretty severe pain. Late Monday night Remi was brought to the emergency animal hospital in Newtown. When his family saw that he was losing the strength to use his legs at all, they immediately transferred Remi to ShoreLine animal hospital in Shelton with a suspected spinal issue. The neurologist told Remi’s Family that he needed two surgeries (one for each side) but that he would not be able to handle both simultaneously.”

Surgery, it is believed, could get him back on track.

“The prognosis for Remi’s condition is generally positive and if all goes well he is expected to live a pretty normal well deserved life, albeit less athletic and active than during his working years. Additionally positive as he’s not quite 8 years old,” organizers say, “Remi certainly earned his retirement and he was just starting to enjoy it when the physical costs of his working years caught up with him.”

The surgery and post operative care are likely to cost upwards of around $9,200.

Donations for Remi’s care may be made at: VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center,

895 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT 06484.

The website for donations is: www.gofundme.com/giving-back-to-retired-k9-remington.

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