August 8, 2022


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JSO K9 recovering after being shot 3 times during a police

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — SUNDAY UPDATE: Huk had sustained a few penetrating gunshot wounds gentle tissue injuries to the neck, hind conclude, and carpus (wrist) with various orthopedic accidents as perfectly.

Huk had his wound dressing improved and cleaned Sunday morning. Vets are hopeful that they will be equipped to shut his neck wound Monday.

A wound vac has been implemented into his remedy approach for his wrist harm, which has sustained the most tissue damage.

Huk will want several procedures as he recovers but is feeding on and resting comfortably on his suffering medications.

Huk did invest time outside for some contemporary air through his restoration Sunday.

We are grateful for the get the job done that Very first Coast Veterinary Professionals and Unexpected emergency have completed in aiding Huk’s recovery.

Authentic: That K9, Huk, was rushed to a Jax Seaside Veterinary Healthcare facility in a helicopter.

“Yesterday, we been given a really emergent individual,” states Dr. Sydney Davis with First Coast Veterinary Unexpected emergency in Jacksonville Seaside.

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Davis says not every day something like this happens in her line of work.

“Being airlifted in as a K9 officer, that was wounded in the line of duty,” says Davis.

This all comes after the JSO chased three suspects in a car that ended up crashing on Bush drive and Zoo Parkway on Friday.

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Huk was deployed after the suspects didn’t comply with police, and was shot during the incident.

Davis says she can’t go into too many details about Huk because of the current investigation.

She says there is a certain way they take care of dogs who have been shot.

“Trying to assess how long he has been down, how much blood has he lost, how long he’s been in shock, what our vitals are,” says Davis.

She says this allows veterinaries to assess other gunshot wounds.

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We reached out to Jay Nix with K9′s United, a local nonprofit that advocates for K9 law enforcement officers, he says Huk isn’t out of the woods yet, but he’s happy with how his medical treatment so far was handled.

“Their training was very clear and obvious because they went right into the action. They made some excellent command decisions,” says Nix

Nix isn’t sure if Huk will return to duty, but he’s hopeful he will one day.

“He’s still dealing with a lot. He has an excellent medical team that’s taking care of him right now,” says Nix.

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