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K9 Huk’s Road to Recovery with First Coast

On July 22, 2022, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office K-9 Officer 'Huk' was struck by several bullets fired by a suspect after a pursuit led to a car crash near the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

First responders flew the dog across Duval County — rushing Huk to the emergency vet with bullets in his neck, hind, and wrist.

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JSO honored First Coast Veterinary Specialists & Emergency with a “greatest appreciation” award for saving Huk’s life.

“It’s been such an honor and privilege to work with Huk and the K-9 handlers. It’s been amazing to witness their bond,” said Dr. Sydney Davis, a First Coast Emergency Doctor.

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