Retired Berks K9 making 'miraculous' recovery from cancer


Alecia Eberly lost her husband, Berks County Deputy Sheriff Kyle Pagerly, 8 years ago. She and Pagerly's mother, Michelle Moyer, weren't ready to lose his K9 partner, Jynx.

"We need him a little bit longer," said Moyer.

Jynx is now 12 years old. He was there the night Kyle was was killed in the line of duty in Albany Township in 2011.

Jynx was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in July. Doctors prepared the family for the worst.

"The prognosis was not good at all," said Eberly.

Two months of chemotherapy led to some incredible news this week: Jynx had his final treatment and is now cancer-free.

"I call it a miracle," said Moyer. "I think Kyle is watching him."

K9 Jynx has a permanent spot on the Deputy Sheriff Pagerly memorial in front of the Berks County Services Center in Reading, with a reminder on the stone bend that Jynx is "always watching."

Pagerly's loved ones are ecstatic that Jynx will continue the watch.

"He clearly has one amazing angel looking out for him," said Eberly. "Logically, I know he's a dog with a set amount of years on this Earth, but in my heart, he was immortal because he's my last living piece of Kyle."

"To just know people care that much about him also gives us peace," said Moyer.