A British police dog named Kaiser has returned to duty two months after being attacked with a knife, Metro newspaper reported.
Kaiser, who serves in one of London’s boroughs, Croydon, was stabbed five times in the head and another near the eye on the evening of May 30 while trying to catch an intruder. Despite his wounds, the dog was able to hold the suspect long enough — officers eventually apprehended him.
Veterinarians initially rated Kaiser’s injuries as severe, but it was later discovered that the thickness of the skull was damaged and the animal’s brain was unharmed. When the dog returned from treatment and rehabilitation, he was greeted like a hero by fellow police officers and the Mayor of Croydon.
“Kaiser was delighted with the new toy given by the mayor for his bravery,” the police station reported.
Earlier it was reported that a male Gambian marsupial rat named Magawa, who was awarded the gold medal for heroism, is retiring — during his work, the rodent found dozens of mines and shells in Cambodia.