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Police dog fired for biting neighbor sent to retirement home in Texas

Sunny, the off-duty Hendersonville police dog fired a month ago after he got away from his home and bit a 68-year-old neighbor, has been adopted by a home for retired police and military K9s in Texas, City Manager John Connet told the City Council on Thursday night.

A German shepherd-Belgian Malinois mix, Sunny was removed from the force after the incident and "surplused" by the city. He was deemed a dangerous dog and sent to the home in Texas.

"My understanding he's doing well," Connet said. "He will be retrained, or trained, to deal with any dangerous tendency."

The officer who worked with Sunny, Sgt. Robert Cantwell, was off duty when the canine ran to a neighbor’s property in the Majestic Trace neighborhood in Crab Creek.