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It was obvious to Scott and Kelly Cornelisse that their 2-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, Remington, wasn't feeling well. What they didn't know was that their dog, for as long as they had owned him, had been living with part of an arrow lodged in his chest.

Hidden in the dog's broad-chested, athletic body was a time bomb -- 81⁄2-inches of an aluminum arrow shaft complete with a field tip.

No one knows when, where or why the dog was shot, only that the arrow was lodged in his body for a long time -- certainly before Scott Cornelisse, his wife, Kelly, 31, and their children, Olivia, 7, and Kamden, 9, brought him home, according to their veterinarian.

Dr. Steven Harden of Clarke Animal Hospital in Norton Shores successfully removed the arrow and Remington is now home recuperating.

"This was a unique case because of how long the arrow had been in there," Harden said, adding: "Animals are amazing, and this dog is proof of that.

Source: The Muskegon Chronicle


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