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January 25, 2016
San Joaquin Deputy Sheriff Joshua Stillman, presented a recognition award to Fremont Vet Clinic's Drs and Staff for saving a police dog.

Sheriff Steve Moore honored the emergency services staff at Fremont Veterinary Clinic for saving the life of K9 Haakon on Dec. 31, 2014, after a suspect had critically slashed the police dog’s throat, severing a major vein.

“When he was brought in, the staff immediately took control of a chaotic situation," Moore said. "They undoubtedly saved the life of (Deputy Joshua) Stillman’s partner, Haakon.”

Haakon’s handler, Stillman, agreed that the K9 — back in full service as a patrol apprehension dog three months after the attack — is alive today because of the quick actions of the vet clinic staff.

“He’s still keeping people safe and keeping us safe, too,” Stillman said.

Veterinarians Rajbir Grewal and Satwinder Sahi, along with Fremont Veterinary Clinic manager Dharmendra Kumar, accepted a plaque from Moore and Stillman.