A police dog returns to Central Pennsylvania after three days of cancer treatment.
Bruder fights crime for the Silver Spring Township Police Department. He’s been on the force for 5 years. But his duties were put on hold about a month ago when a cancerous tumor was found on Bruder’s leg. So he’s spent the last few days at an animal oncology center outside of Philadelphia. On Friday, he returned from a round of radiation. Officer David Jenkins says as soon as Bruder completes six more weeks of radiation, he’ll return to the streets.
Officer Jenkins says, “We only have 5 dogs in Cumberland County, so with him down, the other four are carrying the weight. Bruder, he’s my partner, we go all over Cumberland County and help other agencies.”
After a few weeks of treatment, he’s expected to return to the streets in the new year.
Now the department’s facing the high cost of Bruder’s radiation therapy. It’s costing them around $6,000. If you want to help, you can donate money, by contact the Willow Mill Veterinary Hospital, or the Silver Spring Township Police Department.