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FRIDAY, JANUARY 28- MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011 CAPE LIFE .cape Qazette i. Retired K-9 Officer Cezar re- Working Dog] to make that hap- cently got some much-deserved pen," said Windsor. attention from Dr. MeganK-9 teams are vital to law en- Bounds at the Savannah Animal forcement and proudly serve Hospital in Lewes. Officer Cezar their communities. They put is a Hungarian shepherd born their lives on the line for the Sept. 9,1997. He served as a bomb community. The officers share and patrol dog for the Delaware an amazing bond with their ca- State Police with his partner CpL nine partners - they are part of Mark Windsor for nine years be- their family and daily lives. fore retiring at the age ofl2. Now, When apolice K-9 is discharged with the help of the National K-9 from service, its financial re- Working Dog Inc., he can relax sponsibility is also removed from and enjoy his retirement years the department. knowing that he is no longer a fi- If the officer or handier elects nancial burden to his family, to keep the canine as his person- "Cezar and I are very grateful al companion out of loyalty and. that there is an organization that love, he is then saddled with really cares about working K-9s costly expenses for serious med- and their well-being after serving ical conditions that come from a the public for so many years, lifetime of high activity in the Cezar has been a loyal compan- name of public service, including ion both at work and home and is chronic hip, bone and arthritis part of my family. I will do every- problems. thing in my power to keep him It's unfortunate, but if the orig- comfortable with his hip arthritis inal handler can't keep the dog during his retirement years, and due to the financial burden appreciate working together placed on their family, many po- with NK9WD [National K-9lice dogs are euthanised. "Work- EVA DUPONT PHOTO RETIRED K-9 OFFICER CEZAR gets a checkup Dec. 23,at Savannah Animal ~Hospital in Lewes, courtesy of The National K-9 Working Dog Inc. He is being at- tended to by Dr, Megan Bounds, DVM and his owner, Cpl. l~ark Windsor of the Delaware State Police. S 1 S choice of pasta cnti~.c + hou,e s,IIad JAIVl i Sunday Nights: ~dl ~,,,t ...... hall pricer [~.,~[]}~ ing dogs deserve much more re- spect than what currently exists," says Jay Meranchik, resident of National K-9 Working Dog Inc. NK9WD is a nonprofit public charity formed to help prevent working dogs - specifically po- lice K-9s - from having to suffer discomfort or premature death because of lack of financial sup- port. With generous donations from the community, the NK9WD assists in paying for veterinary bills, medicine and in some instances, food. Thanks to Savannah Animal Hospital in Lewes for supporting the cause and becoming one of the organization's Delaware pre- ferred providers. For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit the NK9WD online at na- or mail to the National K-9 Working Dog Inc., P.O. Box 820, Seaford, DE 19973. ~