Harris County Pct. 4 Constable K9 airlifted to emergency veterinary hospital due to heat exhaustion following search for alleged suspects

K9 Max with his handler. (Harris County Constable Pct. 4)

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.

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.

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