UPPER EAST SIDE — An NYPD dog injured in the line of duty is being released after days of treatment Wednesday — and will be greeted by an honor guard of fellow police K9s.
Bear, 6, a German shepherd, broke four teeth and cut his tongue when he and handler Officer Vincent Tieniber intervened during a dispute on a subway platform last week.
The dog is expected to be released from the Animal Medical Center on East 62nd Street at noon, cops said.
Officer Tieniber, who sprained his wrist while breaking up a fight between four women on the platform of the number 4 subway at 59th Street, praised the Bear's bravery in making the collar.
“Bear kept the woman’s foot in his mouth, and held on until I could handcuff her,” he said.
Bear was also kicked in the face twice by one of the women, police said.
That woman was charged with injuring a police animal, police said.
The animal's damaged teeth have been capped and shaved, and Bear should return to the line of duty immediately, cops said.
Tieniber will be re-evaluated in the coming days, and it will be determined when he can work again.