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Former deputy, K9 partner to be reunited after 6 years of recovery

(Source: Mission K9 Rescue) (Source: Mission K9 Rescue)
(Source: Mission K9 Rescue) (Source: Mission K9 Rescue)
(Source: Mission K9 Rescue) (Source: Mission K9 Rescue)
TATE COUNTY, MS (WMC) -

After suffering a traumatic brain injury and spending six years apart, a former Tate County Sheriff’s deputy and his police canine partner are being reunited.

According to Mission K9 Rescue, Deputy Brandon Finley and his canine partner, Furax, patrolled the streets of Tate County for three years. But one night in February of 2011, Finley was shot. He was off-duty at the time but the shooting left Finley critically injured with massive head trauma.

While Finley was fighting for his life in the hospital, Furax retired from the department. Furax was sold to a man who wanted him for protection. Sadly, Furax was left in a backyard and neglected for six years. The dog was rescued earlier this year, but had extensive brain trauma and neurological disorders.

Once Furax was treated for all of his problems, Mission K9 Rescue put him up for adoption and posted him on their Facebook page. That is when the Finley family found him. They plan to bring him back to Mississippi.

Deputy Finley and Furax will be reunited this Saturday in Hernando. Deputy Finley says he plans to “throw the ball” with Furax. His family said it is clear that no matter what the brain goes through, the bond between handler and canine is unbreakable.  

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