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Ohio pooch named Sarge survives 6 gunshots

By jim Published: July 14, 2010
This undated video frame grab released by WTOL-TV in Toledo, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, shows a German shepherd named Sarge. Lucas County dog warden Julie Lyle says Sarge is one tough pup after surviving six gunshots to his head, neck and chest. Witnesses tell police in Toledo that the dog's owner and another man took turns shooting the dog while he howled in his cage. Lyle says the bullets remain lodged inside the dog and that he doesn't need special care other than pain medicine and antibiotics. (AP Photo/WTOL-TV) TOLEDO OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio dog warden says a German shepherd named Sarge is one tough pup after surviving six gunshots to his head, neck and chest.

Witnesses tell police in Toledo that the dog's owner and another man took turns shooting the dog with a pistol while he howled in his cage.

Lucas County dog warden Julie Lyle says the bullets remain lodged inside Sarge but that he needs only painkillers and antibiotics. She says the dog was up, around, eating and drinking Tuesday.

Sarge's owner is due in court next week on charges of cruelty to animals and discharging a firearm. He told officers that the dog had bitten him and that he was dangerous.

The other man pleaded no contest Monday.

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