ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque K-9 police officer Scott Weimerskirch, who devised the plan to take James Boyd into custody, and his dog, Rex, have both retired from the department, according to police.
But Rex’s future is far from promising.
He is not eligible for adoption, said Celina Espinoza, a department spokeswoman, and it is likely he will be euthanized.
“He is very work-oriented,” Espinoza said. “In the home of his handler is a very small child, and to train a dog to be around a child, and for a child to be around that dog, would be difficult. (Adoption) could have been looked into if the home scenario was different.”
However, she said, potential saviors stepped forward late Monday after hearing about Rex’s predicament.