Dog begins recovery after losing leg to Englewood gunfire

- A dog is on the long road to recovery after being shot in Englewood last weekend and losing its leg in the process, according to DNAinfo Chicago.

The dog, whose name is Jack, was hit in the leg by a bullet Sunday in Englewood as part of a shooting that also wounded a 23-year-old man. Jack was in bad shape, dealing with the pain of a bullet wound and losing large amounts of blood.

A Chicago police officer took Jack to a veterinary emergency center, where doctors determined he needed to have his front leg amputated.

The Trio Animal Foundation has been tracking Jack's recovery on its Facebook page, writing on Wednesday that after the surgery "Jack tries to walk, but gives up quickly and sits or lies down." The dog will remain in the hospital as doctors monitor his vitals and work to reduce his pain.

You can help pay for Jack's medical bills, which are expected to exceed $5,000, by donating to the Trio Animal Foundation with the earmark "Jack."

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