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Council Bluffs K-9 officer expected to make full recovery after three-story fall

Posted at 2:30 PM, Sep 27, 2021


Council Bluffs police say K-9 Rudy's surgery at the Iowa State University Veterinary School was successful.

They say K-9 Rudy is expected to make a full recovery in approximately eight weeks. Rudy will be spending the night in Ames and is expected to return home with his handler on Wednesday.


COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (KMTV) - A K-9 officer with the Council Bluffs Police Department is being brought for surgery after falling three stories on Monday morning.

Police said K-9 Rudy and officers were searching an abandoned building at 500 West Broadway for intruders just after 10 a.m.

“While searching ahead of his handler on an upper floor, K-9 Rudy went through a door leading to a sloped section of roof during the check,” police wrote in a news release. “He slipped and fell approximately 3 stories. Rudy suffered a broken femur and tibia.”

K-9 Rudy is being brought to the Iowa State University Veterinary Hospital for surgery.

Council Bluffs police said they will provide an update on his condition when more is known.

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