PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- An Oregon animal hospital said surgeons operating on an ailing great Dane discovered 43 1/2 socks in the canine's stomach.
Shawna Harch, spokeswoman for DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland, told The Oregonian the owners of the dog, who were not identified by the hospital, brought the canine in with vomiting and a stalled appetite and Dr. Ashley Magee noted "a lot of foreign material in his stomach" when she took an X-ray.
Harch said Magee operated on the dog for two hours and recovered 43 1/2 socks in the poor pooch's stomach.
The spokeswoman said the hospital submitted the find to Veterinary Practice News' "They Ate WHAT" contest and won $500 to be donated to helping low income families afford veterinary care.
The whereabouts of the missing 1/2 sock remain unknown.