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Grand Chute Police dog dies after illness

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 12:12:36-04

Grand Chute Police have announced the death of police dog Eragon.

On August 2, K-9 Eragon was brought to the Fox Valley Animal Referral Center for emergency surgery to remove a foreign body that was ingested. While the surgery to remove the foreign body was successful, K-9 Eragon fell ill with pneumonia.

On Tuesday, K-9 Eragon succumbed to the illness and died.

"We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire FVARC staff for not only everything they did to try and save K-9 Eragon but also for how they treated Eragon’s handler, Officer Weisnicht throughout the ordeal," Grand Chute Police Department Public Information Officer Travis Waas said in a press release.

K-9 Eragon was a dual-purpose police K-9 that had been with the department since May.