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Gordo is a Spanish word that means fat or chunky.

NBC Los Angeles reporter Robert Kovacik said the pooch was taken to a veterinarian, reportedly in Culver City, where he was receiving fluids.

Serene Branson of CBS Los Angeles said vets might have to amputate one of the dog's legs but that otherwise it appeared he would survive.

Publicist Kelsey Duckett said concerned dog lovers could help pay for Gordo's hospital stay by contributing via this website.

[Update at 12:53 p.m.]: The CHP says it picked the pursuit up from the Los Angeles Police Department and the L.A. County Sheriff's Department at 8:55 p.m.

The CHP ID's the suspects as 21-year-old Yovany Ervin Rodriguez of L.A., said to the be the driver, and 26-year-old Gwendi Yarubi Valenton of Bakersfield, said to be the passenger.

Both were booked on suspicion of “unlawful taking of a vehicle,” the agency said.

City of Angels Animal Hospital in Culver City told us there was no update on the dog's condition. 

With reporting from City News Service. Send feedback and tips to the author. Follow Dennis Romero on Twitter at @dennisjromero. Follow LA Weekly News on Twitter at @laweeklynews.

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