Dogs recover after being caught in crossfire in Point Breeze

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Dogs recover after being caught in crossfire in Point Breeze. Christie Ileto reports during Action News at 11 p.m. on June 11, 2017. (WPVI)

Two dogs are recovering after they were caught in the crossfire of a shooting in Philadelphia's Point Breeze neighborhood.

They were on a walk Friday morning with their owner when a man repossessing a Toyota minivan opened fire.

Action News spoke with Ace and Callie's owners.

The dogs are doing their best to get around.

John Fischer was walking the dogs Friday morning when he found himself near the epicenter of gunfire.

There were 20 shell casings shattered on the sidewalk.

Two of those bullets pierced Ace, an 11-month-old Saint Bernard poodle ducking for cover with his owner.

"I started running a little bit, and then dove next to some stairs behind a stoop, and just had them. And when the shooting
stopped, I just got up and just sprinted home. When I got in the house and saw blood everywhere, they were real freaked out," Fischer said.

Bandages cover a front and rear leg on Ace.

Callie wears a boot for her broken foot and riddled paw.

So far, their medical expenses total $8,000, but this family says this could have ended worse.

Fischer added, "We're just thankful that everyone is alright. They're going to be relatively fine. I'm fine and thank
the Lord."

Recovery for both dogs will be 6-8 weeks at the earliest.

Ace may have to have a second surgery.

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