His days may be numbered, but thanks to a caring owner and a Connecticut police department, a pup with a bad heart and a pail list is now an honorary K9.Hamden, Connecticut’s newest K9 officer is named Arlo. Not just does he look the part, but he got to play the part on Monday “He wasn’t expected to make his three-month examination, which was completion of October. He wasn’t supposed to make 6 months, that was the death date. Next week he’ll be six months old and he’s doing great,” stated Ashley Sakelarakis, of Woodbridge Animal Control.On Monday, with an authorities badge pinned to his collar, Hamden authorities made Arlo an honorary K9.Arlo was born with a heart defect, and unfortunately his days are numbered.
“It’s the constricting of the aortic valve. A lot of pets it’s just sort of a ring, given that
is tunneled. There is a surgical treatment they offer for this illness, but they do not provide it for his intensity, he’ll never ever make it out,”Sakelarakis said.Sakelarakis decided to make a pail list for male’s friend, after adopting Arlo from the Branford Animal Shelter.An animal control officer in close-by Woodbridge, who matured in Hamden, Sakelarakis connected to K9 Officer Kelley Cushman, who’s friends with her sister, to see if they might do something for Arlo.”It makes me so happy, I like having the opportunity to work with animals, to deal with Sar and be a K9 officer, however to return to someone who shares the
very same love and simply desires the very best for their dog,”Cushman said.While he’s now an honorary member of the force, this is just one of the variety of pail items he had the ability to cross off and there are a few more on tap.” He’s done numerous things such as visiting your news station, he’s had burgers and ice cream, he’s checked out the beach, we’re working on visiting another state,” Sakelarakis said.She included that Arlo’s numbers have actually improved a bit, but confesses its bittersweet unknowning when he might take a turn for the worse.For now, she says she’s simply thankful for this pup’s time, and the attention
he’s getting.”It’s terrific, I like it, “Sakelarakis said.