Jack the dog is lucky to be alive today after veterinarians were able to successfully remove 111 pennies from the poor pup's stomach.
BluePearl Veterinary Partners, who removed $1.11 worth of "loot" from the stomach Jack Kelleher, a 13-year-old Jack Russell terrier, announced the successful recovery in a release detailing the "robbery."
Dr. Amy Zalcman, a senior BluePearl surgeon who oversaw Jack's procedure said quick action probably saved Jack's life.
“Early and safe removal was absolutely imperative to Jack’s health," she said. “If Jack would not have had the pennies removed, the consequences would have been fatal.”
Dr. Suliman Al-Ghazlat completed the operation, removing the pennies five at a time through endoscopy.