A homeless puppy in Rio Grande Valley, Texas tried to find relief from the 105 degree heat and took temporary refuge under a parked car in a nearby parking lot. When the driver of the vehicle pulled away, no one had noticed the puppy was underneath and as the car backed away, the pup’s rear end and legs were crushed from the impact.
When the family heard the puppy scream, they immediately stopped, but didn’t know what to do because they had no money to take the little one to a veterinarian. And so they picked her up, brought her home, and for three days, the little puppy suffered in pain. Finally, the family contacted an animal rescuer in the community to help. Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC was called to help.
“Lucy [as she was named] was picked up the same day and brought immediately to our vet partner for life saving medical care. She was covered in ticks, fleas, very weak and limping and dragging herself crying,” Stacey wrote on Facebook as the heartbreaking photos of the puppies brought tears to readers’ eyes. “She was given pain meds, x-rays were taken and she has a crushed pelvis on both sides that will require surgery once she’s strong enough.
Lucy is now safe and will be afforded the medical and emotional care she needs so that one day this adorable little pooch can find a loving home. Her medical expenses are estimated to be very expensive. To donate and help, please hit the donate button or click here:
(Photos of homeless puppy run over by car via Leslie Ysuhuaylas)
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