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Dr. Tracey Gillespie (left), Kahlua and Officer David Rey of the Glassboro, N.J., K-9 Unit prepare for Kahlua’s 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 Kahlua’s 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