Who can explain the strong will to survive for a dog who survived having been hit by a car and then spending the night frozen to the ground in Flint, Michigan?
According to AbcNews12, the Golden retriever had been seen while in the roadway and hit by a vehicle on New Year’s Eve.
“The witness heard the impact, looked out, heard the dog cry, looked out to run to her backyard. As soon as he entered her backyard, he went and laid down at the back of the yard and didn’t move for over 24-hours,” stated Bill Healey, the founder of the Streethearts Animal Rescue.
The dog spent the night crying and the next day when the witness found the dog, she called 911. Healey arrived at the home where he wrapped the dog in a blanket, but when he tried to pick the pooch up, only the blanket moved.
“I actually had to peel him off the ice,” described Healey.
The dog has been named Feliz; his injuries have been described as follows:
“Feliz has a bad break, very close to the socket. X-rays will accompany him in the morning but it will probably take an orthopedic surgeon to make a determination if his leg can be saved. He has no organ damage, his values are very good. His sugar was a little low but that has been compensated for. Other than that, he’s got a mild eye infection which will be easy to treat. The biggest thing facing this boy right now is the next couple of days until he can be seen by an orthopedic surgeon. He will be transferred in the morning to animal veterinary hospital just to hold him over the holiday until we can get him in to someone else.”
On Wednesday, Feliz has been reported to be doing much better and is standing on three legs with the assistance of a belly band. He has started to eat; the first time in two days. It is hoped the dog’s owner comes forward, or if not – hopefully someone will want to adopt this dog.
To help with his medical expenses, PayPal with email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the vet where the dog will be transferred to today and make your donation there:
Veterinary Medical Hospital 810-732-000.
Get well soon Feliz.
(Photos of Golden retriever via Facebook Streethearts Animal Rescue)
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