PASCO, Wash. – A terminally ill dog in Washington state went from being homeless to an honorary police K9 for a day. After being sworn in, the Pasco Police Department documented the honorary service dog’s one day with the agency.
Eddie, or Eddie Spaghetti as his foster mom calls him, was dumped in Benton City before Thanksgiving. He survived on the street until he was corralled by Officer Brown with Benton County Canine Control, KAPP-TV reported. During a trip to the vet it was discovered that Eddie has an inoperable tumor causing him to go blind in one eye.
Eddie was reportedly diagnosed with six months to a year to live. He’s being cared for by Kristi Kesler, his current foster mom.
As a result of his medical diagnosis, Kesler decided to come up with a bucket list for Eddie. This kind-hearted woman wants to help make his last few months special.
One of the items on the list was to become a K9 officer for the local law enforcement agency, which the Pasco Police Department happily obliged. They shared photos of Eddie’s day as a police service dog on their Facebook page.
“We have finished our amazing day with K9 Eddie,” wrote the Pasco Police Department, “and we are overwhelmed with the amount of support the community has shown him. Eddie was welcomed everywhere he went and shown nothing but love and affection all day.”
The post continued by giving a “huge shout out to Mikey’s Chance Canine Rescue for allowing us to chauffeur Eddie around town. We also want to thank the businesses and people that helped make this possible. None of this would have been possible without you.”
The post concluded with the department wishing “Eddie all the best with his bucket list and future endeavors. It was an honor working with you today, Eddie! We hope you had as much fun as we did.”