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LEZLIE STERLING / lsterling@sacbee.com

Sacramento police K-9 Bodie, shot last month during a chase, made a recent appearance at a North Natomas park. Bodie had surgery Tuesday to repair his jaw.

Police K-9 Bodie reported recovering from jaw surgery

Published: Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Wednesday, May. 8, 2013 - 5:13 pm

Bodie, the Sacramento police dog shot during a police chase last month, is recovering from jaw surgery.

Police spokeswoman Michele Gigante said the three-hour surgery Tuesday afternoon at VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center went well.

Surgeons installed a metal cleat in the German shepherd's jaw.

Bone marrow also was taken from Bodie's shoulder and packed into the broken jaw to aid in bone regeneration, Gigante said.

The dog is expected to be hospitalized for at least another day.

Bodie was shot twice through his left jaw and once in his paw. His medical bills have been offset by numerous donations, which totaled $20,000 as of May 26.

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