K9 NEWS NOVEMBER 21, 2012 BY: PENNY EIMS Subscribe Retired K9 fights for his life Credits: WPEC News ws A retired K9 named "Drake," undoubtedly faced many harrowing situations during his career as a working police dog. However nothing put his life on the line like the event which took place inside of his own home this week. Drake, a German shepherd, is fighting for his life in Greenacres, Fla. following the home invasion which left him critically injured from multiple gunshots. According to Wednesday's CBS 12 News, the retired canine was shot multiple times after intruders broke in on Tuesday. It is believed that Drake may have had one of the intruder's hands in his mouth at the time that he was shot in light of some of his gunshot wounds. Right now, Drake is fighting for his life at the Simmons Veterinary Hospital. Veterinarians have discovered at least four bullet wounds in Drake's legs, neck and head. According to the veterinary staff, whoever was shooting at Drake was purposefully trying to kill him. Nothing was taken during the invasion, likely thanks to Drake's heroic defense of his home. His guardian, and former handler, is understandably angry at what has happened, but grateful that his dog is still alive. Little has been released about this crime in an effort to avoid jeopardizing the case. Anyone hoping to donate towards Drake's veterinary expenses can do so at the clinic where he is being treated. Please click here. Click here to watch news clip. If you would like to continue receiving the latest dog related news, tips and advice, please click the "Subscribe" icon which is located at the bottom of this column. It is free and anonymous to sign up.