Eiko was a K-9 police dog who had only days to live after being diagnosed with cancer, devastating his partner Officer Shawn Humphreys.
8 year old Eiko was a Czech Shepherd, and touched so many lives in his short life, that included Kristin Sarkar who worked for a Releash Atlanta finding homes for shelter animals who had no hope of being adopted.
Humphrey’s had a photo shoot with Eiko, just days before he died and said, ‘if someone asked me during a raid if I could take my gun or my dog which I would choose, I’d take my dog every single time. There is absolutely no situation in this world I can think of where I wouldn’t be 100% confident in Eiko”.
When Sarkar was rescuing some dogs, she came upon a German Shepherd who was scheduled to be put down becaus the owners could not take care of him and he had a snake bite injury. With no space for the dog, she was forced to drop him at the shelter, but after leaving him, she turned back, remembering Eiko’s story. As soon as the Humphrey’s saw him they wanted him, naming him EJ, short for Eiko Jr.