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Harley, the Porter Fire Department K9, is recovering just fine

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Harley, the Porter Fire Department’s K-9 partner, is recovering just fine, after surgery on Wednesday to remove the half tennis ball which the big guy ate.

PFD Assistant Chief--and Harley’s handler--Jay Craig told the Chesterton Tribune today that Harley is due to come home this afternoon. He’ll be on seven to 10 days of rest--he needs to eat and drink slowly as he convalesces--but then he’ll be back on duty.

Craig said that Harley’s usual reward for training is playtime with a tennis ball. He’s “shredded” dozens of them in the past and there’s never been an issue but this time, for some reason, Harley swallowed half a ball. “I was really shocked when that happened,” Craig said.

Among other things, Harley has been trained to track and has assisted in searches for multiple missing and reportedly suicidal persons.



Posted 12/12/2013