We turn to a hero police dog. 7-year-old Bruno shot in the line of duty, severely wounded but this morning recovering after emergency surgery and reuniting with his fellow officer and, of course, his... See More
We turn to a hero police dog. 7-year-old Bruno shot in the line of duty, severely wounded but this morning recovering after emergency surgery and reuniting with his fellow officer and, of course, his best friend. What's up, dude? The bond is unexplainable. Seeing him the way he is, it kills me. Reporter: It's a reunion that R.J. Young was afraid might never come. That's him telling me when are we leaving? Reporter: Last week Bruno and six-year veteran of the Anaheim police department was shot in the face while chasing down a suspect for R.J. During a gunfight. It was a horrific thing to have to watch. My entire world came crumbling down. Reporter: The dog barely whimpered and returned to his partner's side even though he was bleeding profusely. He never made a sound. Saving his life was a team effort. Reporter: A police escort shut down roads to clear the way to the animal hospital er. I brought him over -- Reporter: He had emergency surgery to remove the bullet from his lung now recovering from a shattered jaw. A know a lot of people may not understand and it's just a dog but the dog spends more time with him than I do. Reporter: Bruno is his partner, in it for the long haul for the rest of his life. I know my dog, I know my partner and he's not going to let them get the best of him. Truly man's best friend and after he is out of the hospital he plans to adopt him and take over all of his medical expenses. You can go to goodmorningamerica.com on Yahoo! To find out more about the effort to help Bruno. Truly miraculous that Bruno is alive today. A team effort, as they said. There is no such thing as just a dog. As we know. If he doesn't want to adopt him, I know somebody who will.
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