RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Rutherford County Sheriff’s K-9 that has helped the community by rescuing missing children and adults, is now in need of help herself.
Ethel has been diagnosed with Stage 1 cancer from a bump on her nose. Because of her condition, she is no longer able to work and was forced to retire from the sheriff’s department on Tuesday. Ethel is now in the care of her longtime handler, Deputy Michael Romans.
He will be responsible for her medical care; however, he cannot afford to pay the bills himself.
Her care involves $5,200 for a 5-week radiation treatment at Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital Sandy in Springs, Georgia.
Any dog lovers that would like to help can make a donation on Ethel’s GoFundMe page.