The black lab pictured on page 1 of the Nov. 20 issue of the Delta County Independent has been identified as Benny, a 10-month-old black lab.
In the photo, the dog was being transported to Two Rivers Veterinary Clinic after being struck by a car near 8th and Meeker in Delta.
DPD officers picked up the dog and took it to the clinic for treatment.
Dr. Gretta Carmichael, the owner of the clinic, reports Benny's injuries were serious but he is expected to make a full recovery. He spent the night of Nov. 19 at the emergency center in Grand Junction, then returned to Two Rivers Veterinary Clinic for follow-up.
Ironically, Dr. Carmichael said, Benny had been in her office that morning getting his ears checked. She administered some medication which caused him to repeatedly shake his head, so his owners took his collar off. That's why he was not wearing tags when he was picked up.blog comments powered by Disqus