Shot in Iraq, Apollo the war dog may find pain relief thanks to 3D printing

August 3, 2018

By Staff

When strangers first meet Apollo, a mostly-black mutt from Iraq, he wraps his left front leg around theirs, and stares up with sad amber eyes.

It feels like a hug or a handshake, but the people who’ve cared for him in recent months say it may also be a plea because he’s in so much pain. Someone shot that leg with a 9mm round in Ankawa, a suburb of Erbil, in July 2017, and left him there to suffer with broken bones and bullet fragments lodged in his muscle.

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