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Injured Labrador retriever, saved from animal control, takes a critical turn

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The young, Labrador retriever mix who was saved from the Fort Worth Animal Control in Texas on Sunday, took a critical turn for the worse last night.

The dog, dubbed "Whiskey," was forced to undergo emergency surgery after his veterinary team at the Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas was unable to remove air from his chest cavity with a needle.

Big Dog Rescue Project, Whiskey's rescuers, shared this update:

We were told he was critical and they could lose him on the table. He made it through a grueling surgery and we were told he was "doing as well as can be expected". From Lisa, our co-founder: "Dr says he will be in the hospital at least a couple of days and it will be very touch and go and could become "catastrophic" at any time. They had to do a complete reconstruction of the chest wall.

Whiskey made it through the touch and go procedure and even wagged his tail as soon as he was able to get up and around afterwards.

Click here to follow Whiskey's progress on Facebook, and click here if you are interested in helping his rescue agency with the burden of his mounting veterinary expenses.

Prior story about Whiskey here.

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