GEORGETOWN COUTY, SC (WCSC) - The funeral service for a Georgetown County Sheriff's Office K9 that suffered extensive burns during a kennel fire over the weekend will be held January 20.
Officials say K9 Bloodhound Blue will be laid to rest following a memorial service at the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
Firefighters were called to the sheriff's office on January 10 around 1:15 p.m. following reports of a fire in the kennels used to house the bloodhound tracking canines. Authorities quickly worked to remove the canines.
According to a release, Blue suffered extensive burns and was taken to an emergency veterinary hospital in Mt. Pleasant for treatment. Blue's health continued to decline despite treatment, and on January 12, the decision was made to euthanize the Bluetick-mix tracking bloodhound to alleviate the suffering.
Officials say Blue was one-year-old, and had been training with the Sheriff's Office for seven months.