- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - A dog that had been shot and suspended from a rural eastern Illinois bridge is eating and recovering from a long list of injuries.

A University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital spokeswoman tells The (Bloomington) Pantagraph (http://bit.ly/23rTCiU ) that the Labrador mix, known as Bear, is getting better but still needs 24-hour care for an unknown amount of time.

Bear was found April 20 tied to a high spot on a bridge near Sibley, Illinois, with his mouth taped shut so he couldn’t bark. He had wounds from gunshot pellets, a broken jaw, infected eyes and other injuries.

A crowdfunding effort has raised more than $21,500 to pay for Bear’s veterinary care.

Police continue to investigate the case.

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Information from: The Pantagraph, http://www.pantagraph.com

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