PC Dave Wardell was stabbed in the hand and his German shepherd Finn was stabbed in the head and chest during an incident in Stevenage, Hertfordshire back in October.
Today he has passed all his exams to become a fully licensed police dog, 10 weeks and 1 days after nearly losing his life.
Today this special boy passed all his exams to become a fully licensed police dog, 10 weeks and 1 days after nearly losing his life. pic.twitter.com/6g27IjHOm0
— Finn for change (@Davewardell) December 15, 2016
Finn responded to reports of a man suspected of robbing a taxi driver at gunpoint. Finn protected his dog handler PC Wardell putting his paws on the line for the cop.
PC Wardell recalls that “He was taking down an offender as he has done hundreds of times and in the blink of an eye everything changed”/
Finn was rushed to the vets for emergency surgery which saved his life. Finn is now active and well following his ordeal and will soon return to active duty.
Following the attack an online petition has reached over 120K names prompting government to support attacks on Police Dogs and horses.
The Government said “Attacks on police support animals are unacceptable and should be dealt with under the criminal law which allows for penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment for those who carry out such attacks.”
We are pleased to hear Finn has passed all of his assessments and will be returning to active duty.