Happy ending for Job the dog

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Petra McClune had just the name for the sweet dog. Early last week the Keizer resident found a dog off Willamette Drive. Based on the dog’s wounds and the struggles he ended up enduring, McClune gave him the name of Job – based on the man in the Bible who suffers mightily. “He was running up and down my street,” McClune recalled. “I went after him and was able to coax him in. He had some pretty good wounds on him, but otherwise he seemed fine. We had done this many times before: we would get him looked at and then find the owner.” Job got along well with McClune’s two shitzus and cat. “He’s just the nicest dog, so sweet,” she said. Sweet, but in pain. “I watched his breathing that first night,” McClune said. “He had some horrific, significant injuries. We’re thinking he got rolled out the back of a truck. He didn’t have an impact wound, but he had scrapes all over.” The next day McClune took Job to Willamette Valley Animal Hospital (WVAH) on River Road. Job was found to have his intestines in his throat and lungs, among other issues. “They said the cheapest surgery would be $2,000,” McClune said. “They said we would probably be looking at an easy $5,000 for surgery to cover all the bases....

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