Houston Police Department K9 officer T-Rex undergoing surgery for cancer

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KTRK) -- A popular Houston Police canine is getting one of his legs amputated in an effort to stop the spread of bone cancer.

T-Rex, who has been with HPD since 2015, is in College Station with his handler Friday.

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A big Foti High Five to the HPD K-9 officers who have helped take down thousands of suspects.

Texas A&M veterinarians are operating on the five-year-old Belgian Malinois. The surgery will allow T-Rex to enjoy life for another five to six years.

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