Peoria Journal-Star (March 25) – Guido, half Chihuahua and half dachshund, underwent emergency surgery at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2013 after two spinal discs ruptured, but lost the use and sensation of the back half of his long body. His owners learned to live with their now disabled pet and never considered the alternative.
Chicago Tribune (April 24)
Morris Daily Herald (March 25) – K-9 Deputy Nitro retired after an eight-year career with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office. In 2010 ruptured ligaments were surgically repaired at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and Nitro worked the rest of his career with numerous screws and metal pieces in his right leg and paw.