Wounded Police Dog Shows More Progress


UPDATED: Thursday September 3, 2009 3:44 PM

There was more positive news Wednesday regarding the recovery of Bosco, the Zanesville police dog who was shot in the line of duty.

Ohio State University veterinarians said the wounded dog is making progress and could make a full recovery.
     
Bosco and his human partner, Officer Mike Schiele, were shot Aug. 22 while attempting to serve a warrant.

SLIDESHOW: Images Of Bosco

Schiele was treated for a wound to his leg and released from a hospital, but Bosco continues to receive care at Ohio State for gunshot wounds to his chest and neck.

According to updates posted on the Ohio State Veterinary Hospital Web site, the dog has more strength and has shown some movement in its front legs.  Bosco was also taking steps with his back legs and can stand with sling support.

The Web site said the dog could be moved out of intensive care by the end of the week.

Zanesville police said they have received more than $5,000 in donations to help with Bosco's care. They expect the bill for the first week alone to approach $10,000.

Dominick Conley, the alleged gunman who opened fire on Schiele and Bosco, could face more than 10 charges stemming from the shooting.

Conley, 18, remains in custody.

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Additional Information:

Zanesville Police Department
332 South Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
(740) 455-0700

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