Patrolman Schiele Speaks about Bosco

Local News

This bake sale is the first public event Patrolman Mike Schiele has attended since the August 23rd incident on Indiana Street, where he and his K-9 partner, Bosco, were shot at total of three times.

WHIZ spoke with Schiele to see how he’s been doing since the incident.

“I’m ok. I’m ok. I’m hanging in there, ” says Schiele.

Schiele seems as though he’s more concerned with Bosco’s welfare than he is with his own.

“I visit him every day. He’s getting stronger every day. He’s doing pretty well walking on his back legs, and they’re working on his front legs. His front legs are getting stronger. He’s moving them. They’re just trying to get him to place them when he walks, ” says Schiele.

Schiele says the Ohio State University Veterinarian Hospital’s staff has been great. He says Bosco is looking better, but he says he’s still concerned about the K-9 and hopes he can make a full recovery.

Schiele says he appreciates all the thoughts and prayers the community has been sending his and Bosco’s way.

“It’s more than I ever expected from the Zanesville community and actually from all over, ” says Bosco.

Schiele says he’s thankful for Katie Cavanagh’s idea to hold a bake sale for Bosco, and he says he’s thankful for the community pitching in to help pay for Bosco’s medical bills.