WA Police dog Rumble at Murdoch Veterinary Hospital struck down with mystery sickness

Police dog Rumble at the vet.
Police dog Rumble at the vet.

MUCH-loved WA Police dog Rumble has succumbed to a serious mystery illness.

The crime-fighting canine, known for apprehending many an offender, is being treated in Murdoch Veterinary Hospital having been ill for several days, police said.

“We can inform the public that he is getting the best care and attention possible,” Police Media officer Sarah Dyer said.

“His handler is with him and we are yet to hear exactly what the source of the medical issue is.”

She said police would keep the public updated on his progress.

Rumble has built a profile as one of the most effective members of the WA Police canine unit.

Most recently, he helped track wanted man Bret Lindsay Capper, who police had sought over a number of car thefts and robberies.

In August last year, he avoided serious injury when a man lunged at him and his handler with a knife.

Rumble bit the offender on the ankle, leading to the man’s arrest.

Read about more of Rumble’s recent captures here and here.