Anthony Armentano, Global Animal

Kaiser, a two-year-old police dog, received a sendoff only worthy of a hero last Friday.

Suffering from severe kidney disease, the German Shepherd made one last walk to the Court Street Animal Hospital in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the city where he worked. Kaiser was accompanied to the facility by a number of Plymouth’s finest, where his colleagues stood in salute as the German Shepherd entered the hospital.

Plymouth Mass. police dog, Kaiser, makes one last walk, accompanied by his peers. Photo Credit: Facebook/Old Colony Memorial
Plymouth Mass. police dog, Kaiser, makes one last walk, accompanied by his peers. Photo Credit: Facebook/Old Colony Memorial

Afterwards, Kaiser was laid to rest at the Angel View Pet Cemetery in Middleboro, Mass. The K-9 was just five months old when a Massachusetts family gave him to the police department in 2011.

Officer Jamie Lebretton, Kaiser’s primary handler, wrote in a post on Facebook, “RIP my boy. I could not have asked for a better partner or friend. May you rest easy and wait for me at that sacred bridge.”

There’s no doubt this brave dog left the world with dignity, surrounded by those who loved and respected him. 

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