New Canaan's , Zira, who has over the past several years, is reportedly retiring due to health problems.
According to a news release from Sgt. Carol Ogrinc of the New Canaan Police Department, the was recently diagnosed with degenerative spinal disease.
Sgt. Ogrinc said Zira "has been an outstanding member of the New Canaan Police Department and arrests" since she .
Zira recently underwent surgery to treat the condition at Cornell Veterinary Hospital in Ithaca, N.Y., according to the release. Although she is expected to make a full recovery, Zira will no longer be able to serve as a police dog.
Zira will be placed in a pre-screened adopted home where she will spend her retirement years, according to the release.
In addition the company which trained and furnished Zira to the department will be sending a free replacement, as she was under warranty for four years.