Rex, the hero dog injured by people who tried trying break into his owners' home, continues to recover at the BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital after a successful surgery.

The German Shepard suffered multiple gunshot wounds when armed intruders busted into his house on Wednesday.

Rex went into surgery Friday afternoon. Staff at the hospital say doctors "repaired the fractured bone in Rex's left hind leg, by inserting a surgical pin and screw."

The hospital kept him overnight Friday. On Saturday, staff said he was stable and doing well and may go home on Sunday.

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Rex is recovering after burglars shot him multiple times.