Vegas cop had these stones removed from his guts but is coming back at work (3 PHOTOS)

Vegas cop had these stones removed from his guts but is coming back at work 2

Gryff, a mounted patrol horse in Las Vegas, just narrowly escaped death from a painful intestinal blockage (Photo: LVMP)

Gryff, a member of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s mounted unit, had a near death experience  that required surgical intervention to remove a trio of huge intestinal blockages.

The Friesian patrol horse suffered with Enterolith, an intestinal stone formed around a nidus of some type, the most common being a pebble or sand. As noted by FOX5, Gryff, down with colic, had to have the stones removed by a local vet in an emergency surgery.

Vegas cop had these stones removed from his guts but is coming back at work
Members of his unit say it was heartbreaking to see him suffer but are glad he is making a recovery.

“Horses in general just draw people in, but this horse, I am telling you there is something about this big guy,” Metro’s Sgt. Brett Ficklin said.

Vegas cop had these stones removed from his guts but is coming back at work 3
The surgery to save Gryff cost some $17,000 but the Brenden Mann Foundation has made a donation to cover $10,000 of that amount.

LVMP hope to get Gryff back in the streets within a year.

[ Fox 5 ]