Stabbed Border Patrol dog ready to work


POSTED: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 4:52pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 8:51am

A Border Patrol canine is recovering and resting after a stabbing.  

A 2.5 year old German shepard had a two inch stab wound in the back of her neck.  The incident happened during an arrest on Sunday.  

But after surgery, she's doing better and will be back on the front lines in a few days.  

"These dogs, until you actually physically stop them, they're going to continue to go," said Border Patrol officer Henry Mendiola, who declined to give the dog's name.  "When the handler picked her up at the vet after the surgery, she's already up and running, but obviously the handler knows best."

The suspect who stabbed her is behind bars for illegal entry into the country and harming a service animal.  

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