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K9 Pyro update: Stabbed police dog continues to recover

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Posted at 1:09 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 15:02:21-04

A police dog continues to make "great progress" recovering from a stabbing earlier this month, according to police.

Green Bay Police K9 Pyro paid a visit to the police department on Thursday. According to a Facebook post, police say Pyro has been cleared to begin eating solid food again and his feeding tube was removed.

The dog continues to wear a protective coat to protect the injuries while they heal, police say, but he is slated to get his stitches taken out in the near future.

Police say a suspect stabbed Pyro during an arrest earlier this month. A competency hearing has been ordered for the suspect, Sai Vang, who faces criminal charges in the matter.