K9 Carr recovering from surgery

On December 6, 2013 Redding Police K-9 “Carr” underwent emergency surgery at the Millville Veterinary Clinic for bloat and a twist of the stomach. Bloat is a condition when a dogs stomach fills with gas. The expansion of the stomach puts pressure on the diaphragm, which makes it hard for the dog to breathe and can damage internal organs. The stomach will also twist, causing shock and rapid death if not treated immediately. 

Redding K-9 Handlers are trained to recognize this condition and his handler, Officer Jason Rhoads, was able to seek immediate emergency care for K-9 “Carr”. K-9 “Carr” is currently recovering from his surgery at home with Officer Jason Rhoads and family.  We hope for a quick recovery and that K-9 “Carr” will be able to return to duty for the City of Redding.

K-9 “Carr” has been serving as a police canine in the City of Redding since November 21, 2007.  K-9 “Carr” and Officer Rhoads have been an integral part of the Redding Police K-9 Unit during the past six years.  K-9 “Carr” has assisted officers in the capture of multiple suspects and he has located large quantities of illegal drugs.  K-9 “Carr” is 8 years old and currently the oldest of the five K-9’s working for the Redding Police Department.  Our thoughts and prayers are with K-9 “Carr” and his recovery.

K-9 Carr resting at home after surgery with his new toy from Treats Natural Pet Marketplace

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