Guthrie County K-9 injured in 2010 to be retired
December 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson
A Guthrie County Sheriff’s Department K-9 who was hurt when he was hit by a car in 2010, will be retired this weekend after six-years of service to the county. K-9 “Raven’s” last day as a member of the sheriff’s department is January 1st. Guthrie County Sheriff Marty Arganbright announced the news during this week’s meeting of the County Board of Supervisors. Raven was struck by a car in October 2010, and never fully recovered from a compound leg fracture he suffered during the accident. He also suffers from arthritis in his injured leg. Arganbright says even though Raven underwent surgery to repair the damage to his leg, the dog was unable to continue with the force. He’s served the county for six years.
Raven’s training was paid for entirely through donations, and cost about $10,000. His after-accident surgery exceeded $4,000, and was also fully funded by donations. The Sheriff said Raven will not be replaced any time soon. He hopes someone will step forward and adopt the dog, whom he says served the County well, and needs to be treated right, in his retirement years.