K9 Luna being released from vet hospital

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- St. Joseph County Police K-9 Luna is being released from the animal hospital on Wednesday. Luna was shot while assisting in a search for a suspect Tuesday afternoon.

Luna suffered a gunshot wound to her leg, but doctors decided not to remove the bullet.

The bullet struck a vein and she lost a lot of blood and may need transfusions.

She is expected to survive and recover, but it is expected to be a long recovery.

They do not know if she will be able to return to service.

“County Police extend their gratitude for their quick efforts to the Vets and staff at both Roseland Animal Hospital and North Central Veterinary Emergency Center in Westville Indiana,” the department said in a news release.

K-9 Luna began her career with Sgt. Parmelee and St. Joseph County Police in January of 2020. After completing their training, they began working the midnight patrol.

A GoFundMe page has been established to cover all veterinary and medical costs for Luna and any remaining funds will go towards the SJCPD K-9 fund with FOP #155.

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