Police dog ‘recovering well’ after being stabbed twice in the head
A police dog stabbed twice in the head after an alleged burglary near Whangarei in Northland is recovering well, police say.
Caesar was attacked by a man resisting arrest after police were called to reports of a burglary at a Parua Bay home just before 6.30am yesterday.
Caesar’s wounds have been stitched up and an X-ray showed no major damage. He will have a CT scan during the next few days to confirm there is no permanent damage around his eye.
‘‘I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the veterinarian who assisted Caesar and his handler Constable Josh Van Der Kwaak this morning,’’ Northland District Commander Tony Hill said. ‘‘I would also like to acknowledge the victim of the original burglary complaint, who assisted Constable Van Der Kwaak after Caesar was stabbed."
A 30-year-old man will face charges of burglary and injuring a police dog. Earlier, police said a resident found a man in their house armed with a knife and packing items into a suitcase.
Caesar the police dog was stabbed twice in the head.