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Hurt dog shows up at NM emergency room

By jim Published: March 16, 2010

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The patient was only slightly wounded when he showed up at Farmington's hospital.

The only problem was, he was a dog.

When the automatic doors at San Juan Regional Medical Center's emergency room slid open Saturday night, a dog walked in, blood on his nose and paw and a puncture hole in one leg.

Animal control officer Robin Loev (Lohv) — who responded to a call from the hospital — suspects the puncture wound was the bite of another dog.

Loev says the German shepherd mix appears to be intelligent and calm.

And he says the dog went to the right place.

The animal was taken to the Farmington Animal Shelter, where he was claimed and sent home.

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