Funds raised for Ferguson police dog's tooth crowns
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.