In the latest news concerning a throwaway society and a callous hit and run accident, a white shepherd had been abandoned when her owners moved away, and since May, the South Texas dog did her best to survive. On Thursday, the pup was hit on the road by a vehicle; the driver never bothered to stop; even in an effort to at least move the dog to the side of the road where she would not be hit again. Tragically, she dragged herself over to where she hoped she was safe. Who can even imagine the fear and the pain she must have felt?
Fortunately, a Good Samaritan spotted the dog left to fend for herself. What could have been the end of this innocent animal’s life after so many people let her down, rescuers intervened and by using social media for emergency help, the helpless shepherd’s plight was met by the kindness of Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation.
In the middle of the night, SNARR transported the dog to their emergency veterinarian. On the organization’s Facebook page, a brief explanation followed supplying a moment of relief that the dog would not die in the middle of a country road:
“Middle of the night EMERGENCY- someone took pictures of this dog laying in the middle of the road after being hit by a car; dragging herself. They sent these pictures to a rescuer we work with, who frantically went on a mission to have someone In the area go to get this poor dog.
SNARR Northeast said we would take her. She was rushed to the vet at 3a.m. We will update asap.”
Do you know what to do if you hit a dog with your car? In most cities, there are laws what motorists are expected to do:
- You have to stop. (Call 911)
- Move the dog out of the road so no one else gets in an accident trying to avoid hitting it a second time.
- Call 911 and they will put you through to animal control who can help you further.
This is a just developing story; updates soon to be provided. To donate to help:
PO Box 307 White Plains NY 10602
(Photos of dog victim of hit and run via Leslie Ysuhyaykas and SNARR)
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