PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – A beloved K-9 with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office has died after a battle with cancer.
Shane, a search and rescue K-9, was an 8-yeard-old German Shepherd.READ MORE: Sacramento County Tackles Zip Code Vaccine Disparities
Despite his advanced cancer, Shane continued to serve over the past six months and even helped locate two missing elderly people suffering from dementia, according to his handler, Jess Baker.READ MORE: Feds' Boogaloo Indictment Details Inside of Northern California Extremist Group
“A gentle soul with the heart of a lion, he never gave up,” Baker said, “We will miss his big heart, his steady temperament, and his love of making dog angels in the snow.”MORE NEWS: Stockton Teen, 14, Shot While Driving Left Paralyzed
According to a letter written by Baker and sent out by the sheriff’s office, was a rescue dog and eventually worked with both the Placer and Nevada County sheriff’s offices.