Prayers for Green Bay’s K9 Pyro

Here is the Latest Update from the Animal Referral Center.

K9 Officer Pyro presented to the Animal Referral Center Green Bay Campus after sustaining three knife wound injuries to the neck. K9 Pyro had received wound care in the field by police officers and his handler at the scene, and was transported for emergency care to the Green Bay Center on 4/8/2019.

Pyro was then transported to the Animal Referral Center Appleton Campus where he was further treated by Dr. Lisa Peters and Dr. Susan Leonard, two veterinary critical care specialists and their support team. The determined that K9 Pyro required emergency surgery to repair his life threatening injuries. Dr. Ryan Demianiuk performed surgery to repair multiple soft tissue injuries to his neck and esophagus. Pyro received blood and plasma transfusions and a temporary tracheotomy. K9 Officer Pyro was in recovery this morning and unfortunately did suffer a complication of a twisted stomach also called a GDV. He was taken back into surgery and this was repaired.

Pyro is now in recovery in the Intensive Care Unit at the Animal Referral Center where he is getting 24 hour specialty care. He was able to stand briefly as he was coming out of anesthesia as shown in the attached photo. He is listed in critical but stable condition.

Best wishes for a quick recovery from and!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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