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                         DOSHA WAS HIT by a car near her owner’s home on
                         April 15. Next, a police officer shot her in the head to put
                         her out of her misery. Then, presumed dead, she was put in
                         a freezer at an animal control center.
                                Two hours later, when a veterinarian opened the door
                         to the freezer, she was shocked to find Dosha, a
                         10-month-old of mixed breeding, standing upright in a
                         plastic orange bag - the equivalent of a human body bag. 
                         Appearing on national television Wednesday, Dosha
                         seemed in fine spirits apart from the gunshot
                         wound to her head and other injuries sustained from 
                         being hit by the car. 
                                "When she first came in we called her miracle girl
                         because we couldn’t believe what she had gone through and
                         was still with us," said veterinarian Deborah Sally on NBC’s
                         "Today" show.
                                "She’s doing amazingly well," added Sally, who said
                         the dog had suffered from hypothermia after being put in the
                         fridge.
                                The police chief in Clearlake, Calif., defended the
                         officer who shot Dosha. Police Chief Bob Chalk says the
                         officer did nothing wrong when he shot the dog in the head
                         last week. He says the dog had been hit by a car and was in
                         pain.
                                Police say the dog’s owner may be cited for letting her
                         pet run free. The case remains under investigation by police
                         and Animal Control.
                               
                         The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this
                         story.
                               
                                                                       

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