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Huk the K-9 has a long road back from gunshots

First Coast Veterinary Emergency
via Facebook
Huk, a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office K-9, is recovering from three gunshot wounds.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office K-9 shot Friday continues on what appears to be a long road to recovery.

According to First Coast Veterinary Emergency, the dog named Huk sustained three penetrating gunshot wounds after a police chase that ended with shots fired, two suspects dead and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens placed on lockdown.

Huk was flown by helicopter to the veterinary office for treatment. The office’s Facebook page is inundated with comments showing support for Huk. The facility has posted a number of photos showing that he is, as they put it, all smiles.

The vets say Huk will need multiple procedures as he recovers but continues eating and resting comfortably on his pain medications.

The vet also thanked the community for the support shown to the dog — from kind words to keeping the vet team well fed.! The most recent update shows Huk licking a nurse’s face as he continues to rehab at the facility.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Want to keep track of how Huk is doing? See more photos and updates at First Coast Veterinary Emergency on Facebook.

Jamie is an award-winning, Emmy nominated broadcast journalist who serves as a host and reporter for WJCT Public Media.