GREENWOOD, Ark. — The Greenwood, Arkansas K-9 police officer, Kina, was back at the vet this week.
For the first time since being shot while chasing down a suspect, her partner, Officer Dennis Wisner, is speaking out about how she’s doing.
You could tell someone very important was at the cornerstone vet clinic in Greenwood today by the number of police cars parked out front.
“She’s not just a dog to me. She’s my partner. If i’m at work, she’s at work. We do everything together.
Kina the Greenwood K-9 officer who was hit twice by a bullet last wee, was inside with her handler, Officer Denis Wisner.
“Her wounds were still open. They were left open so infection wouldn’t set in. After a couple of days they wanted to bring her in and get them closed up.”
Kina was sedated for the stitches. But came out of the office sporting a t-shirt of her favorite city. Wisner says the support from people everywhere has been amazing.
“She has every treat known to mankind,” Wisner says. “She’s had doggy ice cream, doggy cupcakes – you name it she’s got it.”
Many have been wondering when K-9 officer Kina will return to work at the police department. we asked Officer Wisner about that.
“We have to wait until she’s physically healed first then we are going to take her and get her evaluated,” says Wisner. “We have to make sure her drive is still there. She’ll be able to handle gun fire and stuff like that.”
Most know this video of the two reuniting after the massive search for Kina
And the pair want everyone to know now that they have each other and are on the mend, you’ll find them patrolling the streets again soon.
“She’s doing fine. Give us a little bit of time and we will be right back at it.”
Kina is responsible for numerous drug busts and arrests.
A fund at a local bank for Kina has already raised over $4,000. The money will go toward her care.
(KFSM for CBS News)