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Rise in violent crime has impact on Fla. K9s


Violence attributed to the rise of powerful street drugs such as crack cocaine and methamphetamine.

By Melissa Patterson
The Orlando Sentinel


These days it's not uncommon for K9s to suffer gunshots, stab wounds and other injuries. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. Halo the Orange County sheriff's dog came away with a split nose, bloodshot eyes and a swollen face after an encounter early Wednesday with a fleeing suspect.

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