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MCKEESPORT (KDKA) — The McKeesport Police Department is seeking help to pay for one of its K9’s medical expenses.

The McKeesport K9 Unit said on their Facebook page that McKeesport City Police K9 Officer Farkle was diagnosed with cancer in his mouth a few weeks ago.

They say surgery would remove too much area in his mouth, so Farkle is undergoing radiation and further advanced care at a specialty animal hospital in Pittsburgh. The cost of the treatment is expected to exceed $9,000.

The McKeesport Police K9 unit is completely funded by fundraisers and donations.

Donations to help K9 Farkle can be sent to the following mailing addresses:

McKeesport Police Department
201 Lysle Boulevard
McKeesport, PA 15132

Parkview Credit Union
2100 Eden Park Boulevard
McKeesport, PA 15132
* McKeesport Police K9 account

You can also call Adopt-A-Sato at (724) 217-0595.