Injured dog who got shot in the line of duty reunites with his partner

Bruno and Officer Young were so happy to be together again.

K9 dogs are brave animals who work hard and put themselves in dangerous situations to protect the humans in their care. These dogs do incredibly important jobs, like search and rescue and chasing down criminals.

A K9 named Bruno ended up in a life-threatening situation while chasing down a suspected criminal.

Bruno the K9 faced a life-threatening situation when he was shot in the face while chasing down a suspect. The dog selflessly threw himself in the line of fire, and while the suspect was killed in the gunfire, Bruno was a hero that saved the lives of the other officers.

“The bond is unexplainable,” Bruno’s partner, RJ Young, said about his dog.

Young was understandably distraught over how the situation played out.

“[Bruno was shot] point blank, it was a horrific thing to have to watch,” he told ABC News. “My entire world came tumbling down in the matter of a second.”

The German Shephard was immediately taken to the hospital. The bullet narrowly missed his heart, and he underwent two surgeries before he could be taken off his breathing tube.

A week later, the two were reunited!

“Every day is better than the last, which is what we’re hoping for,” Young said.

While Bruno is healthy, he’s now retired from service and has been adopted by Officer Young and his family.

“I know some people may not understand, may say it’s just a dog. But they don’t understand. This dog went with him everywhere,” Rachel Young, Officer Young’s wife, said.

Officer Young added, “He’s like a son to me. Bruno will be with me for the rest of my life.”

Officer Young’s new partner is a two-year-old named Yukon. His family and friends just keep expanding!

The bond that partners share is special, even when one is an animal. Officer Young and Bruno will always share a special friendship, and we’re glad the two of them are able to share their lives together forever!

We’re so glad Bruno recovered from his ordeal and that he gets to spend his retirement with the person he loves most in the world. We’re sure Bruno is going to spend the rest of his days relaxing and enjoying the good life with Officer Young.

Check out the news story about Bruno below!

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