Kaiser and his owner, Mark Woolcott, were on the trail of a suspect who broke into a garden in south London on Sunday May 30. The individual was violent during the arrest and seriously injured the dog.
Kaiser ‘s story is reminiscent of that of the Malinois Jakadi , a RAID dog stabbed by a madman during a hostage-taking in Poissy (Yvelines), in January. Kaiser was also stabbed while attempting to arrest an intruder in a courtyard.
The man reportedly left the home with a large kitchen knife, which he used to attack the animal. Kaiser was hit in the face six times. According to Metro, Mark Woolcott escaped with a broken wrist. Despite being attacked, Kaiser was able to subdue the assailant long enough for the other officers to apprehend him.
Kaiser is gradually recovering
The dog was rushed to a veterinarian , who stitched up his wounds and kept him overnight for observation. Kaiser should recover completely. The suspect, 43, is currently in custody.
Superintendent Emma Richards paid tribute to Kaiser and Mark Woolcott for their immense courage. “ Sunday evening’s events are a reminder of the risks our men, women and animals face on the front lines ,” she said. “ We ask them to step into danger and uncertainty on a daily basis to keep the public safe, and I’m proud that they do so with such commitment and bravery every time. »