BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Delano Police Department thanked Cornerstone Bakery and everyone who donated funds to purchase a care package for Axel on social media on Monday.

The police department said Axel is enjoying his new toys, dog treats, chew toys and blankets as he heals.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Jan. 5 and has since been edited with updates.

Wounded Delano K9 Axel is doing ‘awesome,’ now recovering from shooting at home

Jan. 5

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Delano police shared new photos Wednesday showing K9 Axel recovering after being sent home from a veterinary hospital for gunshot wounds.

The post says Axel is doing “awesome” and receiving lots of love and support from the community as well as his handler.

Delano police say it’s too early to tell whether Axel will be able to return to work, but they will keep everyone updated on his recovery.

Meanwhile, the operators of Cornerstone Bakery — who are close to Axel’s handler — are asking the public to donate for a “K9 care basket” for the wounded Axel.

The shop is accepting donations of chew toys and dog treats at the store located on 19th Street in Downtown Bakersfield.

The Cornerstone Bakery is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.