Kait, the narcotics-detecting K-9, on light duty while recovering from health issues
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The annual community fundraising campaign for the Chelan County Regional Justice Center’s narcotics-detecting canine is kicking off early this year with a heavy focus on raising money to cover recent unexpected health costs for K-9 Kait, who has grown to become a much-loved community member.
Kait, a 7-year-old border collie who has served at the jail for the last two years, has been on light duty for the past couple of months. She was recently diagnosed with Imerslund-Gräsbeck Syndrome, or IGS. IGS is related to a vitamin B12 deficiency and is treatable with vitamin supplementation and medication.
However, Kait has also developed an issue with fluid building up in her abdomen. A team of veterinarians in Wenatchee and Spokane is working to determine the cause of the fluid buildup. She is scheduled to undergo more tests in the coming days, with the goal of getting Kait healthy and back to full duty.