(PALM BEACH POST)  UPDATE 3 p.m.: Specialists at the University of Florida’s veterinary hospital are still trying to determine whether Drake the injured German shepherd needs yet another surgery to recover from one of several gun shot wounds.

“It’s all in their hands,” said his owner Florida Highway Patrol trooper Bobby Boody, who accompanied Drake and pilot veterinarian Dr. Ken Simmons to Gainesville. “There’s not much more I can say or do. It’s been a little stressful.”

Simmons and Boody flew back to West Palm Beach from Gainesville about 2 p.m. Friday, leaving Drake in Gainesville, where the German shepherd is expected to spend more time recovering. “He may be staying up there for a while,” Boody said.

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