‘On the Mend’: Santa Ana Police K-9 Puskas Recovering After Pursuit Takedown

A police dog named Puskas is "on the mend" after he lost all of his upper and lower teeth -- with the exception of his canine teeth -- during the apprehension of a pursuit suspect on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018.

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Santa Ana Police Department Handler Officer Luis Galeana and police K-9 Puskas pose for a photo post-surgery at VCA Yorba Regional Animal Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018.
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Santa Ana Police Department Handler Officer Luis Galeana greets police K-9 Puskas post-surgery at VCA Yorba Regional Animal Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018.
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Santa Ana Police Department Handler Officer Luis Galeana and Santa Ana Police K-9 Puskas pose for a picture with the staff at VCA Yorba Regional Animal Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018.
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For his "selflessness and bravery through it all" VCA Yorba Regional Animal Hospital awarded Santa Ana Police K-9 Puskas a "purple heart."
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Santa Ana Police K-9 Rosie shows some love and well wishes to her fellow police K-9 Puskas. "#getwellsoon #sisterlove," the Santa Ana Police Department tweeted.
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Santa Ana Police Chief David Valentin drops by to check on K-9 Puskas on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. "Making sure Dr. orders are being followed," the Santa Ana Police Department tweeted.
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Puskas lost his six front teeth during the pursuit take down on Monday, Feb, 26, 2018. He's on the equivalent of desk duty but should be back on patrol in a few weeks.
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Motor officers from the Garden Grove Police Department pose for a photo with Puskas and Santa Ana Police Department Handler Officer Luis Galeana on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.
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Garden Grover Officer Katherine Anderson, who was nearly run over by the pursuit suspect, pets Puskas, the police dog who apprehended the suspect, on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.
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Garden Grover Officer Katherine Anderson plants a kiss on Puskas, the police dog who apprehended the suspect, on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.
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Garden Grove Officer Katherine Anderson, Santa Ana Police Department Handler Officer Luis Galeana and Puskas share a moment on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.
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Puskas greets the media during a "visiting hour" on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.
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Puskas greets the media during a "visiting hour" on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.
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Santa Ana Police K-9 Puskas needs to eat soft foods for a while. "Thank you @naturesselect for coming through. Puskas is happy," the department tweeted a day after the dog's surgery.
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