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Nov 16, 2011 7:44 PM by Matt Stafford

Dog, shot twice, now in stable condition

A dog, shot twice, is making a surprising recovery at the Pikes Peak Humane Society.

One of their Animal Welfare Officers was called out to help a female German Shepherd that had been shot just above the nose and in the side. They believe the bullets exited the dog's body, but are doing more tests for remaining fragments. The dog reportedly lunged at an El Paso County Sheriff's deputy along Fountain Creek - just off of Highway 24 - west of Colorado Springs.

A neighbor, Judy Astry, tells News 5 the dog's owner is a local homeless man.

"I knew the guy that owned him and the dog is not aggressive; it's been very friendly. I've caught her a few times when she got loose," says Astry.

No official word from the Sheriff's office on what happened.

The Humane Society says they aren't sure who its owner is. They say the dog is in stable condition and will be treated there.

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