Arlo, the Thurston County Sheriff K-9 who was shot multiple times during a police chase last Wednesday, returned home Monday. The police dog underwent multiple surgeries over the weekend at Oregon State University's Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine to remove a bullet near his spine.
The Thurston County Sheriff's Office posted a video on its Facebook page Monday showing Arlo leaving OSU and receiving a big welcome home from his fellow first responders.
K-9 Arlo was shot twice during an incident last week when Thurston County Sheriff deputies and Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers chased a suspect on I-5.
According to WSP, when authorities made contact with the suspect, shots were fired and both the suspect and K-9 Arlo were struck.
The suspect suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital.
Arlo, and his human partner, Deputy Tyler Turpin, have a sizable social media following on the app TikTok. Since the incident, the public has raised more than $70,000 to help with Arlo's care.
Turpin has been posting video updates on Arlo's social media accounts to update his followers on his recovery.
The latest post shows Arlo walking out of OSU with the help of his fellow officers and enjoying the car ride home, with the caption, "K9 Arlo and I can’t express the amount of gratitude we have for everyone that has helped us with this journey."