A canine unit who worked with border agents to apprehend illegal aliens unlawfully crossing the U.S. border died Wednesday of heat stroke while trying to rescue some folks who’d decided they’d just disregard the law and hop across into the United States. Via U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
Canine Lazer (K9 Lazer) was working with his handler on a Falfurrias ranch, attempting to locate a group of undocumented immigrants who were in need of assistance, when Lazer began to display signs of heat exhaustion. His handler quickly took measures to cool off the canine and transported him to a veterinary clinic for treatment. Unfortunately, K9 Lazer succumbed to heat related injuries.
In their press release, CBP stated Lazer had “showcased his ability to locate injured and abandoned immigrants at the Border Safety Initiative event in Falfurrias.”
“Injured and abandoned immigrants?” How about, “illegal aliens who knowingly entrusted their lives to human smugglers and unapologetically broke U.S. immigration law?”
I understand this was a dog. But it’s a dog that died because a bunch of people with no regard for our nation’s laws decided to cross a deadly stretch of land into the United States illegally and got themselves into a bind.