PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A SEPTA K-9 is back home with a South Jersey family following a controversial separation.
Abal, a bomb detection dog, lived with SEPTA Officer Richard Galanti and his family for four years.READ MORE: PPA Adding Patrols To Monitor Illegally Parked Cars In Bike Lanes Amid Growing Number Of Bicyclists Killed In Philly
The dog was recently transferred to another handler without explanation.READ MORE: Dirt Bike Rider Wanted In Hit-And-Run That Left Teenager Dead, Philadelphia Police Say
The family circulated a petition to get him back.
Abal is retiring from police work because of an injury and the Galanti family is now adopting the dog.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia International Airport Offers Passengers Tips As It Gears Up For Busiest Season In 3 Years