CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — A sick, stray dog picked up in Clayton County, Ga., was discovered to be a retired police dog.
According to a Fundrazr.com post by Partners for Pets, Master Blaster’s original handler became sick several years ago and the dog had to be re-homed.
Master Blaster, 6, was then found as a stray and picked up by Clayton County Animal Control. He was adopted and then returned because he was sick.
He has pneumonia and needed immediate hospitalization. His bill for the first 24 hours is estimated to be $1,000, and he will likely need additional care.
“He’s very weak, and heaving with his coughing fits with thick green mucus running out of his nose,” the fundraising post stated of the 6-year-old dog. “He didn’t deserve this type of maltreatment.”
The post did not disclose what police department the dog had previously served.