A heroic Bloodhound dog who spent his days tracking bad guys was forced to retire from the Billerica Police Department in Methuen, Massachusetts. Sadly, the 3-year-old pup, named Blue, lost his leg after being diagnosed with cancer.

Blue’s trainer, Sargeant John Harring, discovered a growth on the dog’s front leg. Thinking it was just a fatty cyst at first, a veterinarian confirmed the diagnosis of soft tissue sarcoma.

Source: MassLive.com

The dog went from tracking suspects to fighting for his life, and he ultimately recovered.

“He is a wonderful dog—well trained, friendly and social—and we think his new ‘tripod’ status makes him all the more adorable,” according to Meaghan O’Leary, director of the adoption center at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm.

Blue will now share his life with a family and their dog, Gertrude, who happens to be a Bloodhound too.

We wish this true canine hero all the best!

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