The Anaheim (Calif.) PD police dog shot in the face during a confrontation with a suspect was expected to undergo additional surgery Friday, though the German shepherd’s condition was continuing to improve, officials said, reports the L.A. Times.
Bruno suffered a shattered jaw and damaged lung when a gunman opened fire during a confrontation with officers in an alleyway late last week. The suspect, a 21-year-old man who was being sought on a possible probation violation, was shot and killed by police.
The dog’s partner, Officer R.J. Young, said in a blog post that if doctors were satisfied with Bruno's progress, during the surgery they would remove a tube from his chest.
Bruno is expected to be retired and will then live with Young. Funds are being raised to help defray his medical costs.