A Rhode Island State Police dog who was the subject of a Netflix movie this year has died.
Ruby, a shepherd mix, found a missing child in 2017 after she had been deemed unadoptable at the RI Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
“K-9 Ruby dedicated her life to serve the citizens of Rhode Island and make a positive impact on every person she ever interacted with. She became a symbol of hope for all shelter dogs, showing the world what a shelter dog can do when just given love and the chance to shine. She had a full, happy, and wonderful life, not only as a trooper, but as part of a loving family. She worked right until the end and never gave up doing what she loved most – making people smile.”
State police superintendent Darnell Weaver said the dog suffered a sudden and untreatable illness and had to be put down.
(Picture provided by Rhode Island State Police Department)