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Teak, a now retired police dog, came close to death after being... News PhotoAdult,Animal,Armed Robbery,Canada,Consumerism,Customer,Death,Dog,Full,Geographical Locations,Horizontal,Human Interest,Men,Police Force,Retirement,Running,Shopping,Stealing - Crime,Suspicion,Teak Tree,Toronto,Vancouver - Canada,WeaponPhotographer Collection: Toronto Star 2013 Toronto StarTORONTO, ON - MAY 6: Teak, a now retired police dog, came close to death after being stabbed repeatedly in January by an armed robbery suspect heÍd brought down after the man ran from police into a busy Vancouver area filled with shoppers. Now the 8-year-old German shepherd is facing another battle: cancer. Seen with his former partner and now owner, Vancouver Const. Derrick Gibson. Three pets and one service animal were recognized for their life-saving feats at the annual Purina Animal Hall of Fame ceremony held today at PawsWay, the permanent home of the Purina Animal Hall of Fame. (Keith Beaty/Toronto Star via Getty Images)