Test results show police dog's illness caused by bacteria

Sep 14, 2015 6:22 PM by News Staff

After weeks of visiting hospitals around the North State, retired Anderson Police dog Aero is on the road to recovery.

Aero was initially diagnosed with an immune disease in July, after a month-long testing process in Redding, and at UC Davis, he was found to be infected with eight different types of bacteria.

The Anderson Police Department retired Aero last month, because his condition started to interfere with his duties.

His handler, Officer Mike Halligan says he is grateful for all the donations and support Aero has gotten from the community.

Aero is now taking aggressive antibiotics and the police department is hoping to bring him back as a narcotics detection dog in the coming months.


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