Wounded Police Dog Goes Home For Night


A Zanesville police dog that was shot in the line of duty last month woke up with his human partner on Sunday.

Bosco, a Dutch shepherd that has been recovering at The Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital, was allowed to spend Saturday night at home with Officer Mike Schiele.

Bosco left the hospital wearing an Ohio State football jersey.  The dog is expected to return to Columbus on Sunday to resume treatment.

SLIDESHOW: Images Of Bosco

Schiele and Bosco were shot Aug. 22 while attempting to serve a warrant in Zanesville, police said.

Schiele is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg, but Bosco's injuries were more serious.   The dog was shot in the chest and neck, and veterinarians were initially concerned that the animal would be paralyzed.

According to updates posted on the hospital's Web site earlier this week, Bosco is continuing to make progress.  The dog has been moved out of the intensive care unit and is beginning to move his front limbs.

His appetite and spirits are good.

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