Dr. Tracey Gillespie (left), Kahlua and Officer David Rey of the Glassboro, N.J., K-9 Unit prepare for Kahluas release from the Veterinary Hospital March 21 after surgery to remove a melon-size obstruction in his intestines. Kahlua, who has diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease, gained fame when a TV news program reported that an 11-year-old Mantua, N.J., girl, Erika Collins, heard about Kahluas case and raised money at her school to help pay for his medical costs. A grateful Rey had only words of praise for the Penn team. It was such a great experience, he said.
Photo by Daniel R. Burke
Originally published on April 6, 2000