Stabbed Police Dog Prepares For Further Surgery
The police dog squad are maintaining a constant vigil by the side of PD Kaos as he recovers from surgery after being stabbed in Brisbane's north over the weekend.
The seven-year-old canine constable is due for more surgery this afternoon, however, he's been "quite lively with his family," Sergeant Sean Baxendell told reporters on Monday afternoon.
The police dog was stabbed while tracking two men who had fled the scene of a suspect vehicle in Gordan Park early on Sunday morning.
Kaos was rushed into emergency "life-saving" surgery for the 12cm wound.
"I'd just like to mention the fortitude and courage of Kaos," Baxendell continued, "the fact that he sustained a stab wound and continued his police dog duties and apprehended two suspects is a magnificent demonstration of what a police dog does."
Heartbreaking footage recorded during the incident shows the moment Kaos' handler realised the dog had been stabbed.
"Did you stab my f**king dog, c**t?" an emotional handler can be heard shouting at the suspects, before rendering life-saving first aid to the canine.
Baxendell said that the handler was very concerned about Kaos and shared that the dog squad had maintained a non-stop vigil with the dog throughout his surgery and recovery.
"The vet surgery has seen a lot of handlers remaining there for the duration of Kaos' stay."
A 21-year-old Milton man and a 24-year-old Enoggera charged with one count each of serious animal cruelty, among other charges, didn't appear in court this morning, with their cases each adjourned. Neither man applied for bail.