Retired Police K9 Found Abandoned in Backyard with No Food or Water

Police K9 Hope;  Photo: via

Police K9 Hope; Photo: via

A retired police K9 named Hope is struggling to recover after she was discovered tethered and abandoned in a backyard without food or water. Hope had likely been in her lamentable condition for several weeks.

Hope currently weighs around 39 pounds, half of what a German Shepherd her age should be. Fortunately, since her discovery she has made a "miraculous recovery" and has been able to stand on her own.

Her road to recovery; however, will be a long one.

It was unclear where Hope had served as a police K9; however, authorities say she was adopted out after her retirement.

An investigation into Hope's case is being conducted by the Hoke County, NC Sheriff’s Office and Animal Control.

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help pay for Hope's recovery. You can visit the site HERE.


Help support the men and women who protect and serve by donating or joining now! Americans in Support of Law Enforcement is a nonprofit organization and your donations help keep us up and running.