Dog takes self to the emergency room
Maybe it was a coincidence, or maybe it was one smart dog. In any event an injured dog in New Mexico walked through the automatic doors and into the emergency room at San Juan Regional Medical Center over the weekend.
Staff and patients were stunned to see the unaccompanied German shepherd mix, about 7 to 8 years old, walk through the doors with blood on his nose and paw, and a small puncture wound on a rear leg.
Animal control officer Robin Loev responded to the hospital, where he found people gathered around the dog, giving him water, according to the Daily Times in Farmington.
Loev couldn’t find the source of the blood and it didn’t appear the dog was hit by a car. The puncture wound, probably from being bitten by another dog, didn’t require treatment.
Loev took the dog to the Farmington Animal Shelter, where it was vaccinated and given water and a warm blanket.
“Some of these situations that come up make you wonder just how intelligent these animals are,” Loev said.
(Photo: Xavier Mascareñas/The Daily Times)
Posted by John Woestendiek March 17th, 2010 under Muttsblog.
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