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Duke in Recovery: Special Dog Seeks Special Home


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A dog shot in the back and left for dead in the Des Moines River nearly a month ago is back on the move, and is seeking a new home.

Police are still seeking the person who shot Duke, a stray Mastiff mix, on January 27th. The shooter’s bullet lodged in his spine and left him partially paralyzed.

Duke is now in recovery at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center at Iowa State, where vets removed the bullet from his spine, but the damage was already done:  he will be confined to a mobility cart for the remainder of his days.

The reward to find the person who shot him stands at $6500. If you have any information about the shooting, call Des Moines Police at 283-4865. Those interested in adopting him may contact The Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

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