Mountainburg K-9 Cleared To Return To Work After Cancer Scare

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MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) — A K-9 in Mountainburg was cleared to return to active duty on Friday (June 23) after a medical scare.

Officer Duke has returned home with his handler after a long day at the vet, according to a post. The vet removed a mass of fatty tissue from Duke, which they were afraid could be cancer.

Duke had to have a bad tooth pulled, and he also got some medication for a skin allergy.

Although the working pup was cleared for work, the department is giving him the weekend off to recuperate.