ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — An Anaheim police dog recovering since being shot last month has undergone emergency surgery.
The Orange County Register reports Bruno developed signs Tuesday night of a life-threatening complication called gastric bloat. Steve Dunbar of the Yorba Regional Animal Hospital says the 7-year-old German shepherd's stomach filled with air and began to twist.
Dunbar says Bruno's symptoms were caught early and the dog is doing well after the surgery.
Bruno was wounded March 20. After Robert Moreno Jr. fired on probation officers, the German shepherd found the suspect in an apartment complex courtyard, and the man shot the dog twice. Police then shot Moreno, who died at the scene.
The bullet shattered Bruno's jaw and lodged in his chest.
Police officials described Bruno's actions during the shootout as heroic.
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