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Spencer Police K-9 Cancer Update

Spencer, IA (KICD)–Disheartening news from the Spencer Police Department.

Police Chief Mark Lawson tells KICD News that a recent follow up exam at the Iowa State University Veterinary Hospital found that K-9 “Axel” or Dino’s cancer has returned following recent chemotherapy sessions.

The prognosis for Dino is 2-8 months before the cancer starts to take a serious toll.

Original plans called for Axel to serve for an additional 3-4 years while building up the K-9 reserve fund for his replacement. Lawson says with the combination of funding allocated for Dino’s treatment along with the sudden bad turn, they will likely be asking the public for donations to obtain a new K-9 in the near future.

K-9 Axel has served with the Spencer Police Department for nearly four years.