K-9 #Bushido Nation Team Restoration

K-9 #Bushido Nation Team Restoration

From Shihan Paterson

Please Support the restoration of K-9 Bushido, who has a compression of the spinal cord of the neck leading to incoordination, help assure his mobility for a long healthy life.

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After just under 3 years of duty Boston Police K-9 Bushido will be retired due to a debilitating anomaly in his cervical vertebrae, which is affecting his mobility and ability as a Working Patrol Canine. In Bushido's short career he has had over fifteen apprehensions, recovered two discarded firearms and other articles of evidence used in crimes and numerous indications for narcotics during search deployments,.

K-9 Bushido quickly became a fan favorite with the launching of his Twitter account, with over 3200 followers known as #BushidoNation he was always ready to pose for a picture when one would approached and asked " is that Bushido? I follow him on twitter". He's also well known for his calm disposition and control when responding to his Japanese commands, his ability to walk backwards, his skill at crawling and most recently his tactical laser deployments was always meet with amazement. Bushido's abilities police K-9 was limitless, he never disappointed his handler when trying a new way or tactic.

Bushido certified three times under the rules and guidelines of the USPCA in patrol and narcotics, placing first in his PD1 novice division debut in 2012 . Bushido is featured on the cover of MA Vest A Dog's 2014 calendar, and the recently release book "Dogs in Thought" by Mitch Weiss, (Afundraiser for the MSPCA). Fox 25 featured Bushido on their Morning Show Dec. 10th. 2013. Artist Lauren Heimbaugh, of Ballwin Missouri, hand drawn colored pencil portrait of Bushido, based on a photograph taken by Rich Ryan, during the Boston Marathon Watertown incident, raised over $950 and covered the cost of a ballistic and stab protective vest for K9 Vader of the Wright County Sheriff Dept. in Minnesota.

Bushido completed his last tour of duty on Marathon Monday at Exeter and Boylston St. outside the Lenox Hotel, just before the finish line. He will be retired to the care and custody of his handler, to live out an UNCERTAIN quality of life. His condition can be corrected but with no assurance of his return to patrol duty hence the reasoning behind his retirement. The surgery is a minimally invasive procedure with an estimated cost of 4,500. These surmounting costs would be at his caregiver's expense. If you are interested in donating to this cause it would be greatly appreciated. For more of Bushido's act of service, you can google him at Boston Police K-9 Bushido.

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