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Wounded Police Dog Makes Strides, But Outlook Unclear

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- 3576 days ago -
Bosco, the Zanesville police dog who was shot this week, took his first steps with his back legs during rehabilitation yesterday at Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital. "The daily rehabilitation went very well," said Kristine McComis, assistant


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Simone Duffin (1462)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 10:45 am
Bosco currently is paralyzed, although he does have some movement in his back legs.

After several days of medical care and pain management, Bosco has shown some improvement.
Bosco has started daily rehabilitation sessions in hopes of regaining more movement as his body starts healing from its wounds.

Bosco is monitored 24 hours a day and is surrounded by dedicated caregivers at the Ohio State University Veterinarian Hospital in Columbus.

Capital City Lodge No. 9’s Fraternal Order of Police Foundation has established a fund to assist in defraying the costs of the medical care.

Bosco has received an outpouring of support from both the police and the public.

The Zanesville K-9 unit is paid for entirely by donations.

If you would like to contribute to Bosco’s care, make a cash donation to FOP Foundation’s “K9 BOSCO FOP Relief Fund” at any Central Ohio National City Bank location.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 30, 2009, 9:04 am
Thanks for the update, Simone. He seems to be in good hands.
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