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Anaheim police K9 Bruno undergoes emergency surgery

Anaheim police dog Bruno is shown in this photo released by Anaheim police on April 2, 2014. (Anaheim Police Department)

April 2, 2014 12:56:13 PM PDT
The Anaheim police dog shot while on duty is recovering after an emergency surgery for a condition that could have been life threatening, police said.

Bruno suffered from gastric bloat, a condition where the stomach fills with air and twists. The Anaheim Police Department says fortunately Bruno was already at the hospital so he was rushed to surgery at 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Authorities said he was doing "remarkably well" on Wednesday. His handler R.J. Young was at his side when he got out of surgery.

In March, the 7-year-old German shepherd was shot in the face during a confrontation with an armed suspect.

The community has since rallied around Bruno. On Wednesday, students from Fairmont Private School in Anaheim presented a check for $2,200 to help an officer from the K9 unit and Bruno.