Injured service dog continues recovery

ENGLEWOOD - A service dog severely injured in a March car crash is continuing rehabilitation in Colorado.

Freedom Service Dogs of America, based in Englewood, is now taking care of Tango, a golden retriever mix.

Tango was in a rollover crash in Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 21st where local authorities suspect DUI.

Veterinary Care Animal Hospital & Referral Center in Albuquerque performed surgery on Tango, repairing a collapsed lung and fractured pelvis while also draining fluid from his lungs.

After surgery in New Mexico, Tango returned to FSD's Englewood campus and his original trainer for healing and extensive rehabilitation.

The non-profit rescued Tango once before, in 2009, from a shelter. He was then trained to become a service dog.

FSD says they will pay the more than $20,000 for Tango's rehabilitation and recovery.

Expenses include nursing care, passive range of motion and neurological work on his back legs and sling walking assistance.

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