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Police Dog Hurt Breaking Up NYC Subway Brawl

A brave NYPD police dog was kicked in the face while breaking up a catfight in a Midtown subway station.

Bear, a 6-year-old German shepherd, suffered four broken teeth and a cut on his tongue as he helped an officer break up the fight involving four women in the 59th Street/Lexington Avenue station.

Officer Vincent Tieniber, 36, was handcuffing Ravenia Matos-Davis, 22, when she allegedly booted the pooch in the teeth and snout at 11:15 a.m.

“Bear kept the woman’s foot in his mouth, and held on until I could handcuff her,” said Tieniber, who suffered a sprained wrist in the ruckus.

Bear was treated at an animal-care facility and released later in the day. He’ll be back on the job today.

The dog will have two teeth capped and is expected to return to full duty.

Matos-Davis was charged with injuring a police animal, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

In 2011, Bear helped apprehend suspects in two other cases.

Republished with permission of The New York Post.

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