SOUTH PASADENA, California —
The South Pasadena Police Division in California simply added a Okay-9 group to its drive, however do not anticipate the duo to unravel any crimes.
Police Chief Arthur Miller designated eight-yr-previous Sophia Angelats and her German shepherd Lucy as honorary members of the division Wednesday morning.
Lucy was recognized with degenerative myelopathy, a spinal illness in canine that progressively robs them of motion.
The Angelats household calls it the canine model of ALS, also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s illness.
To assist alleviate the situation, the Angelats household outfitted Lucy with a canine wheelchair that primarily replaces her rear legs with wheels.
“In her backbone, the nerves are type of breaking apart,” Sophia stated. “That is why she has a wheelchair, to carry her legs up so she will stroll.”
The Angelats aren’t positive simply how lengthy they’ve with Lucy earlier than she loses all mobility, however they’re hoping the popularity from the police division will assist Sophia cope with the eventual lack of her lifelong companion.
Within the meantime, the household is having enjoyable with the Lucy and Sophia’s new police titles.
“Final night time that they had a sleepover,” stated Lindsey Angelats, Sophia’s mom. “We stated it was a stakeout.”