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Police dog Bosco undergoing surgery
The health of a beloved canine contributor to the community could be at risk.
Germantown Police Department police dog Bosco is having surgery this afternoon to remove a mass that may be cancerous.
Officer Bosco, used by the department for the last four years to detect a variety of drugs and search for suspects and endangered people, has been experiencing health problems, and doctors discovered the mass during an examination Nov. 26.
Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell said the surgery, at an estimated cost of $2,000 to $3,000, could be the first step in saving the 6-year-old dog.
"We are going to hope for the best and prepare for the worst," Hoell said.
It is unknown whether additional treatment will be necessary, so the department is seeking any help the public is willing to offer to offset the cost of Bosco's medical bills. Checks made payable to the Germantown Police Department K-9 Fund can be mailed to the department, N112 W16877 Mequon Road, Germantown, WI 53022, or dropped off in person.
"At this point we'll take things day by day," Hoell said, adding that the department is committed to doing everything it can to cure Bosco.
For information, call the department at (262) 253-7788.
(Article courtesy of Ty Finke)
Germantown has taken on the look of Christmas with the eight or so inches of snow that fell on us overnight.
Our snow plowers and salters appear to have been on the ball given the state of our roadways this morning. I've heard the sirens that always seem to announce the first major snowfall of each season. We can hope that the only injuries suffered were by fenders and bumpers.
Isn't global warming an amazing phenomenon?
Village Board Reconsiders Hotel Tax...
The Village Board meets tonight and among the agenda items is the possible reconsideration of the 2% bump (a 33% increase from 6% to 8%) in the hotel room tax in Germantown.
Public comments had indicated that all the hotels in Germantown were in support when this was originally passed, however a storm of criticism erupted following the vote. Apparently there wasn't the support thought at the time.