A Roseville police dog that was wounded by a suspect is making "very promising" progress.
In an online update, the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center says the dog, named Major, made "small, purposeful movements" in his hind legs over the weekend.
Major was stabbed earlier this month while police investigated a break-in at a business in Maplewood. The wounds collapsed the dog's lung and left him unable to use his hind legs
The 9-year-old German shepherd is being treated by veterinary staff on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Maplewood police say the three suspects apprehended in the break-in have been released pending further investigation.
Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press
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