Dog stung by Africanized bees in stable condition

A dog that survived a bee attack Thursday in which another dog was killed was in stable condition Friday, according to officials at the VCA Noah's Place Animal Medical Center.

Staff there, where the dog is being treated, have taken to calling the dog Bumblebee.

Both dogs were stung hundreds of times after the pair wandered near a house where more than 80,000 Africanized killer bees had made a hive. A dog named Boss died. The second dog — an ownerless pit bull — barely survived.

Bumblebee is being treated with Benadryl and steroid injections and is expected to make a full recovery, staff said. However, no one is sure how long it will take.

The home where the bees made their hive is at 675 23rd Ave. S., and owners said they had no clue of the nest in the attic. Neighbors said they've complained repeatedly about the mess in the front yard, and about the bees.

Dog stung by Africanized bees in stable condition 11/08/13 [Last modified: Friday, November 8, 2013 9:23pm]

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