Funds raised for Ferguson police dog's tooth crowns

3 years 8 months 1 week ago Tuesday, September 20 2016 Sep 20, 2016 Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:42:00 PM CDT September 20, 2016 in News
Source: AP
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FERGUSON (AP) — Two veterinarians have started a fundraising drive to cover replace the damaged bottom canines of a Ferguson police dog with titanium crowns.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Dr. Dan Wentz and his wife Dr. Julie Wentz started an online donation drive to cover the cost of the crowns for Anak, a black German shepherd. The online drive is to also raise money to pay for the unexpected veterinary needs of the Ferguson Police Department's three other dogs.

Dr. Dan Wentz noticed 6-year-old Anak's bottom canines looked thin, which was a potentially career-ending injury. Replacing his teeth would cost $1,700.

Wentz says he wants to make sure he's doing all he can to help keep the police dogs working, considering the drop in the police force and tax increases.

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