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Facebook: Successful surgery for Winchester PD K-9 Kota

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Photo from Facebook.com/K9Kota Photo from Facebook.com/K9Kota
According to the K9 Kota Facebook page, this photo was taken just before Kota's surgery on Monday. According to the K9 Kota Facebook page, this photo was taken just before Kota's surgery on Monday.
WINCHESTER, Va. - The Winchester Police Department K-9 officer who broke his leg after falling through a ceiling while on duty had successful surgery on Monday, according to his new Facebook page.  Kota has received an outpouring of support from the community, and already has quite a following on social media. 

WPD posted on their own page Tuesday that Kota now has his own page, K9 Kota.  It was created Monday, and by Tuesday morning, it already had more than 5,700 likes.

A post on the page late Monday detailed Kota's progress:

"It's K9 Kota and now I have my own FB page! I just endured almost 4 hours of surgery to repair a Humeral Y fracture and one additional fracture in my right front leg! The Surgeon said I did well:) He found another injury in my right wrist but said we would address that at another time! I appreciate all the prayers and support I am getting from across the nation and look forward to keeping everyone updated on my progress as my family, brothers in blue and I walk the long road of rehabilitation to get me back to 100%. I won't stop till I'm back on the street stomping out crime and back home chasing my favorite kong ball through the yard!"

Kota was hurt when he fell through a ceiling while on a call inside a home Friday night. The department is thanking the community for rallying around him, and they say the support they have received has been overwhelming. 

If you would like to donate to help pay for Kota’s treatment, you may mail a check to:

Winchester/Frederick County Law Enforcement Foundation
231 East Piccadilly Street
Winchester, VA 22601

Please indicate on the check that it’s for Kota.

Or call: (540) 545-4700

Members of the Winchester Police Department say they will do whatever it takes to make sure that Kota and his officer handler can return to duty together as quickly as possible.

LIKE K9 KOTA ON FACEBOOK TO TRACK HIS PROGRESS!

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