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A dog rescued after spending nearly 30 days wandering Benton City is getting the tile of a Pasco Police K-9 on Monday.

Eddie is described as a sweet, loving, food motivated dog. Unfortunately he only has six months to a year to live. He has a tumor that can't be operated on, causing him to be blind in one eye.

After being abandoned, Mikey's Chance and Pasco Police came to the rescue.

His owner, Kristi Kesler, said they are trying to focus on the good times with Eddie.

"We will be sad when the time comes but until then we are just going to have a lot of fun with him and make a lot of great memories for everybody," said Kesler.

Mikey's Chance is a non-profit pet rescue that works to help re-home dogs. They have helped create a bucket list for Eddie on things he wants to do before he runs out of time.

One of the things on his bucket list is to become a K-9 officer.

I thought maybe he might get his picture taken with an officer in a car, I thought maybe if he were lucky he might go for a car ride, but I never dreamed it would be this big for him," said Kesler.

Eddie has a custom made uniform decked out with patches that were donated from a Richland Police Officer.

Detective Julie Lee from the Pasco Police Department told Action News that Eddie is a dog that every owner would love to have.

"He is just such a lover. You would never suspect that he was abused or neglected," said Detective Lee.

Officers explain that Mikey's Chance provides hope. Whether a dog has a long life or a short one, they say they're all worth fighting for.

"If they think their dog is not worth fighting for then they are wrong," said Detective Lee.

Whether it is helping people or helping their four-legged friends, Pasco Police say they're just doing their job.

"We believe in helping people and that also means helping animals in our community so we have all come together as a family and are all fighting along side Eddie," said Detective Lee.

Eddie will be sworn in as a K-9 officer on Monday 20th at 10 AM at the Pasco Police Station.

After the ceremony Eddie will be heading to Kennewick Petsmart, Starbucks on Rd. 68, Petco on Rd. 68, Nolan's Collision, Spudnut Donuts, Dermacare, Paw's Natural Pet Emporium and Complete Nutrition.

If you would like to make a donation to Eddie or to Mikey's Chance Canine Rescue you can do that here. If you want to meet Eddie on Monday you can attend his ceremony or set up a meet and greet through Mikey's Chance.

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