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K-9 Gunnar returns to work after surgery

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -

Fans of the A&E show Live PD saw Deputy Jason Hunt on the show last week, but noticed his K-9 partner, Gunnar, was absent. So what happened to Gunnar? Deputy Hunt gave an update Tuesday.

Gunnar was recovering from recent surgery to three of his paws. They had developed growths and Gunnar underwent surgery at the end of October. Dr. Doug Honken of Ponti Veterinary Hospital removed the tissue which was sent to a lab for testing. Luckily, the growths were benign. 

Gunnar had his sutures removed Monday and has been cleared to return to work. 

"The staff at the Ponti Veterinary Hospital have been working with, treating, and been extremely supportive of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit.  They have gone above and beyond to ensure the K9s are in great health and well taken care of and, with this case specifically, Dr. Honken and everyone at Ponti Veterinary Hospital provided an exceptional level of caring and service to Gunnar and Deputy Hunt which was greatly appreciated," the sheriff's office said in a release.

Welcome back, Gunnar!     

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