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Ailing dog found with stuffed bear in stomach

Posted: 8:15 PM, Mar 16, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-17 00:15:19Z

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A veterinarian helped save the life of an ailing New Mexico dog after discovering the source of the pup's pain — a 6-inch long, 2-inch wide stuffed polar bear.

Santa Fe Animal Humane officials told KRQE-TV in Albuquerque (http://goo.gl/oPZdgH) that the bear was discovered in the dog's stomach during surgery.

A veterinarian said the dog named "Honey" had been sick for about a week and would have likely died within two days.

The dog is now expected to survive.