CCSO Mourns Loss of K9 Officer

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Deputy Cody Carter and Moonshine.(courtesy photo)

After a three-month battle with heartworms, Clay County Sheriff's Dept. lost K9 officer and narcotics recovery canine Moonshine last Wednesday.

Moonshine's handler Cody Carter said, "It was kind of out of the blue." Moonshine had gone through several rounds of medication and shots and seemed to be doing better, but he suddenly took a turn for the worst and nothing could be done. At one point, Moonshine was on five different medications, along with the shots he was given by a veterinarian.

Carter and Moonshine worked as a strategic team removing drugs from Clay County for almost four years. However, K9 officers are not only working dogs -- they become part of their handlers' family. "I miss him like he was my child," Carter said. "I still look for him every morning and my little girl asks where he is every day too."

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