In Dallas, an irresponsible owner allowed his 6-month-old puppy who weighed less than eight pounds, freely roam around the family’s trailer park home – that is until the pint-sized pooch was struck by a car on the nearby busy highway. Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC was called on Friday night; no one else stepped up to help, and Stacey was not about to say no.
“Well one too many times of Oreo running on his own and his luck just ran out, because this last time he was left unsupervised to fend for himself, he ran into the highway and was VIOLENTLY hit by a speeding car. Keep in mind he is only 8 lbs,” Stacey posted on the group’s Facebook page along with the puppy’s photo and a brief video.
According to a witness, the person driving the vehicle that struck the puppy stopped, saw what he did and instead of helping or calling the police, rushed back to his car and sped away. It was the driver behind the person who hit Oreo who stopped, picked up the nearly dead puppy and called for help.
“We were asked to help and we had two choices to decide in the middle of the night,” Stacey explained. 1) Either turn our backs on this desperate situation, because Oreo clearly needed very expensive medical care OR 2) HELP OREO or he surely was going to die a painful death.
So obviously we had no Choice but to help. We had Oreo rushed to the emergency hospital where he was in shock from the hit. He was put on IV and stabilized; X-rays taken showed, as suspected; a SERIOUS outcome. Oreo had a shattered pelvis that snapped in two and a broken leg.”
On Saturday morning, Oreo underwent surgery to repair his pelvis and to put a plate in his badly damaged leg if he is ever to walk again. Sadly, he had to go through this agony because his owner just let him wander around with no supervision; Oreo paid the ultimate price and remains at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center in North Dallas on intravenous pain medication.
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(Photos and video of 6-month-old puppy courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)