HARRIS COUNTY – A Harris County Precinct 4 Constable K9 was airlifted to a nearby emergency veterinary hospital after suffering from heat exhaustion following an active search for two alleged burglary suspects at a north Harris County subdivision.
According to Pct. 4 Constable Mark Herman, deputies established a perimeter in the 5500 block of Maplegate Drive in the Greengate Place neighborhood where they received reports of two suspects -- a man and a woman -- breaking into a home.
A K9 team arrived at the scene to search the perimeter.
Canine Max and his handler Deputy Henson, were transported to a local hospital by life flight due to heat exhaustion during a search of two suspects who broke into a residence in the Greengate Place subdivision and evaded.— Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 (@Pct4Constable) September 23, 2022
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Although the suspects were not located, Herman said the dog, named Max, began to show symptoms of heat exhaustion.
Life Flight was called and Max and his handler were rushed to an area emergency veterinary hospital.
Herman added that warrants have been issued for the arrest of the two suspects after they reportedly fled the area.
K9 Max’s current condition is not known at this time.