For the second time in two days, a photo of a dog has brought the Internet to tears.
Yesterday, we posted this moving picture of a canine lying on the grave of its owner.
And now the police department in Plymouth, Massachusetts has provided us with an image of its dog Kasier being walked into Court Street Animal Hospital.
Due to liver and kidney disease, the German Shepard was put down on Friday, but not without first receiving an emotional tribute from the officers with whom he served, led by handler Jamie LeBretton.
“I could not have asked for a better partner or friend. May you rest easy and wait for me at that sacred bridge. I will be there my friend,” LeBretton wrote on Facebook, adding:
“I will never forget you or our accomplishments. You made me a better person, a better handler, and a better cop. Till we meet again Kai. I love you and will miss you daily.”
Kaiser became LeBretton’s partner in September 2011 after a family donated him to the force and LeBretton also took a few moments to acknowledge the salute from his colleagues:
“Never in my career have I ever been so proud. You outdid yourselves today. I could not have asked for a better sendoff. Kaiser truly was part of the department and loved being a police dog.”