Injured Dog Checks Himself into Hospital

An unaccompanied and injured dog limped into a hospital in Farmington, New Mexico:

When the automatic doors at San Juan Regional Medical Centre's emergency room slid open Saturday night, the pooch walked in, blood on his nose and paw, and a puncture hole in one leg, according to The Daily Times newspaper.

Animal control officer Robin Loev responded to a call from the hospital and suspects the puncture wound was from the bite of another dog.

Loev says the German shepherd mix appeared to be intelligent and calm - and knew enough to go to the right place.


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"Loev says the German shepherd mix appeared to be intelligent and calm – and knew enough to go to the right place. "

But did the dog know enough to arrange for health coverage first? Being man's best friend only gets you so far.
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Ha! No, I'm afraid not. The dog couldn't sign the paperwork first, and received better care at the animal shelter than the ER. Hmmmm.....
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If this were a movie, I'd say that somehow a human got trapped in a dog's body, which is why it knew where to go. Of course, that means there's also a dog trapped in a human's body somewhere out there.

Be on the lookout, New Mexico!
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I live in Farmington and it happens every now and then that a dog will wander into the ER at our hospital seeing as how the doors are automatic. This one just happened to actually be hurt! I'm glad he is back with his owners, safe and sound!
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