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H-E-B Security Dog Rushed to the Vet After a Traffic Accident

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Only a few days ago, MySA.com announced that seven H-E-B stores in San Antonio are introducing new K-9 companions with the private security company they use to patrol their stores. The dogs are meant to give a visual reinforcement to remind potential thieves or “other troublemakers” that they’re being monitored. H-E-B spokesperson Julie Bedingfield said, “Our primary function with this partnership is to bring in what we feel is a visual crime deterrent and to hopefully prevent crime before it even starts.”

Unfortunately, only half a day later, MySA.com wrote that one of the dogs had to be rushed to the emergency vet after a wreck. Even though officials say it didn’t look like the dog was injured, they wanted to make sure everything was okay, so Oxa was taken to the clinic.

The wreck occurred at the 4300 block of southbound I-35 while Oxa and her officer were driving to a nearby H-E-B to start work. An 18-wheeler lost control while descending a hill and ran into the back of the S.E.A.L. Security patrol car. “I don’t know what he was doing, but he didn’t see the traffic and didn’t have time to stop,” witness Joe Lucero said. Luckily, it seems like everyone walked away from the accident.