One of Eagan’s police canines died last week after battling pneumonia and other health issues.
Zebo, a German Shepherd, was euthanized March 8 due to his failing health.
He recently underwent surgery at the University of Minnesota for a debilitating intestinal disorder. While recovering from the surgery, Zebo contracted pneumonia.
By Friday, his health had rapidly deteriorated and veterinarians determined he likely wouldn’t recover.
Zebo served with the Eagan Police Department for five years alongside Officer Robbe Waller. The duo was well known in the community for their many public demonstrations and appearances at local events, in addition to bring dedicated crime fighters who apprehended many criminals together.
With the passing of Zebo, the department is left with “Badger” as its only canine until another dog can be located and trained.