A Roseville K-9 was stabbed early Friday after sniffing out a theft suspect in a truck lot near Maplewood.
The dog named Major was stabbed four times in the head and neck, according to the Pioneer Press.
Police said that the 9-year-old dog was taken to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center, where he had emergency surgery for his wounds, according to the Star Tribune. However, it is unclear if Major will regain the use of his back legs.
Dr. Lisa Powell at the veterinary center said that it is unknown if Major will be able to return to the K-9 unit, according to the Pioneer Press.