Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Death-Defying Dog Recovering From Wounds
Wednesday, April 23, 2003

CLEARLAKE, Calif. — An 8-month-old puppy is miraculously recovering Wednesday after being hit by a car, shot by a police officer and stuck in a freezer for two hours.

Officer Bob MacDonald shot Dosha, apparently to put her out of her pain, after being run over. She was then placed in an animal control freezer for two hours before someone realized she was still alive.

Veterinarians immediately snapped into action to save Dosha and warm her up after her ordeal.

The cute caramel-colored pup is now being treated with antibiotics for her injuries, and her doctors say she is expected to fully recover.

Bob Chalk, the police chief in Clearlake, Calif., is defending officer MacDonald saying he did nothing wrong when he shot Dosha because the four-legged friend was in pain after her accident.

Dosha's owner, Louetta Mallard, may be cited by police for allowing her dog to run free.

The case remains under investigation by police and Animal Control.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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