Mobile Fire-Rescue K9 injured in hit-and-run

(IMG:MobileFire-Rescue) Mobile Fire-Rescue K9 victim of hit-and-run

According to Mobile Fire-Rescue, on January 11, 2018, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a Mobile Fire-Rescue Department Urban Search & Rescue Type II Live Find dog was the victim of a vicious hit-and-run near MFRD Station 1 - 6801 Overlook Rd.

Nero, a 3 year old Belgian Malinois was struck while performing training exercises with his owner/partner, a Mobile firefighter. According to veterinary staffs of MedVet and Ark Animal Clinic Rehab, Nero is stable but still faces threatening internal bleeding.

Nero was returned home this morning.

Veterinary staff inform that although there was much fluid and blood in his abdomen, the majority of Nero's internal bleeding is under control and his vital organs are intact. He has severe road rash and several lacerations.

Sadly, Nero's tail was dislocated and will require amputation. Surgery will likely take place within the next couple of weeks. Nero has a long road to recovery, but for now, he is home surrounded by family.

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