By CBS13 Staff

PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – A beloved K-9 with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office has died after a battle with cancer.

Shane, a search and rescue K-9, was an 8-yeard-old German Shepherd.

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Despite his advanced cancer, Shane continued to serve over the past six months and even helped locate two missing elderly people suffering from dementia, according to his handler, Jess Baker.

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Shane (credit: Placer County Sheriff)

“A gentle soul with the heart of a lion, he never gave up,” Baker said, “We will miss his big heart, his steady temperament, and his love of making dog angels in the snow.”

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According to a letter written by Baker and sent out by the sheriff’s office, was a rescue dog and eventually worked with both the Placer and Nevada County sheriff’s offices.