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Greene County Retired K9 Receiving Vet Care In Columbia

Patricia Tear

Update:  The Greene County Sheriff's Department said on its Facebook page Monday, "Lor continues to improve. He will most likely have his feeding tube removed today and will discuss plans for him to go home."

Original Story:  A retired Greene County Sheriff K9 member is fighting for his life.

The dog, Lor, who was featured on Live PD, was taken to the University of Missouri Veterinary School of Medicine Monday.  He was diagnosed with pneumonia and a possible tumor that might have ruptured his small intestine.

According to the Greene County Sheriff’s Facebook page, Lor underwent surgery, and veterinarians give him a 50 percent chance of survival.

An organization called Project K9 Hero has agreed to pay all of Lor’s medical bills.  It’s a not-for-profit organization that helps with vet bills of retired military and working dogs.

To find out more about the organization and to donate, click here.  

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.