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Dog Shot During Burglary of Boat Yard to Undergo Emergency Surgery at BluePearl Veterinary Hospital in Virginia Beach

Dog Shot During Burglary of Boat Yard to Undergo Emergency Surgery at BluePearl Veterinary Hospital in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A dog that was shot during the burglary of a boat yard early Friday morning in Norfolk is preparing to undergo emergency surgery at BluePearl Veterinary Partners specialty and emergency hospital in Virginia Beach.

Breezy, a five-year-old, female American pit bull, was guarding Norfolk Marine located at 5221 East Virginia Beach Boulevard when burglars shot her twice before stealing five boats on trailers, according to John Farlow, the service director at Norfolk Marine who also serves as the dog’s caretaker.

Norfolk Animal Control found Breezy and brought her into BluePearl Veterinary Partners specialty and emergency hospital located at 364 South Independence Boulevard in Virginia Beach.

According to Farlow, police are investigating and Norfolk Marine does have surveillance video of the suspects.

About BluePearl Veterinary Partners

Formed in 2008, BluePearl Veterinary Partners is headquartered in Tampa, Fla., and employs more than 1,200 people including approximately 250 veterinarians. BluePearl hospitals are referral-only and don’t provide primary care. Most BluePearl hospitals offer 24-hour emergency care services. BluePearl is one of the world’s principal providers of approved veterinary residency and internship educational programs. BluePearl also participates in and conducts clinical trials to study the effectiveness of new drugs and treatments, which give clients access to cutting-edge medicine not yet commercially available and improves the quality of care delivered to our patients.

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Date: Dec. 28, 2012