10/9/2011 Surgery Update
Lakota had his surgery Friday Oct. 7th. He went in around 11am and was out around 4:30pm. He did good and has his legs splinted for extra support. They are trying to move him over to oral pain meds and hope to get him up and moving more. He now has his own facebook page.
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10/3/2011 Condition Update:
While following info of a suspect vehicle Lakota and his handler Officer Fox were involved in a single car accident in which both Lakota and Officer Fox were ejected from the patrol car.
Officer Fox experienced severe but not life threatening injuries and is expecting a full recovery.
Lakota however did not fare as well and shattered his back right leg that has to be amputated. In addition he severely broke his back left leg and possible fractured a hip.
All his internal bleeding has successfully been stopped.
Lakota is currently being moved to University of Georgia animal hospital to undergo the necessary surgeries to give him a chance at a quality life after being injured in the line of duty. This medical care is estimated at over $10,000, since Lokata was injured in the line of duty, UGA is graciously doing the operations for around $4,500.
Lakota has served for 4 years with 80 successful apprehensions.
Please help save Lokata and give him the retired life he deserves by donating any amount you can spare to help cover his medical costs and retirement.
Just wanted to give a BIG thank you to everyone for caring , praying and donating to our wonderful hero. All donations will be used for lakotas aftercare when he comes home. Physical therapy and other needs. After all his needs are met a foundation will be made in his name. Stay tune for more information to come on foundation.