Retired Police Dog is Surrendered to Shelter

Retired Police Dog is Surrendered to Shelter (Handout)

A dog that once risked his life to keep our streets safe was recently surrendered to a Brooklyn animal shelter.

Buster, an 8-year-old German shepherd, was turned over to New York City Animal Care and Control on Wednesday.

The owner wished to remain anonymnous but told staff he was once the K-9's police partner. He said he could no longer take care of Buster because he was suffering from "personal problems," the New York Daily News reports.

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The retired dog is reportedly not a veteran of the NYPD, however.

Nevertheless, he has found placement with a handler for retired K9s, according to Four Paws Sake NYC Animal Rescue.

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Rescuer Phyllis Taiano shared the good news on Facebook, along with a message urging people in search of a pet to adopt.

"We did nothing out of the ordinary as a rescue group. We brought a dog to safety where he will live out the remainder of his life happy, with experienced hands, in the right home.

"I encourage everyone who is reaching out that wanted to adopt him, that they go to AC&C and adopt another German shepherd in need or look for a GSD in your area and adopt! They all have a story."

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