A dog, hit by a car and left for dead on the side of a road, received life-saving care from two police officers in Dallas, Texas. The shepherd mix was motionless when Officers Chad Kazmierczak and Cathy Blanchard noticed him on the shoulder of Highway 175, reported WFAA News.
The young dog was horribly injured – with internal bleeding, a crushed pelvis, and broken bones – the compassionate officers provided him with water and covered him with traffic vests. Most importantly, they sat with him, providing comfort until rescuers could arrive.
The injured dog has been dubbed Kaz, in honor of one the officers who helped him, and he is currently recuperating from the devastating injuries with Dallas DogRRR. On May 7, the non-profit group updated Facebook followers about the dog’s condition:
Kaz is lucky to be alive. He’s now stable, but has MULTIPLE fractures that need surgery to heal. His right front radial and ulna are fractured. His right rear tibia and fibula are fractured. His pelvis is shattered. One piece of good news is that while he originally had some blood in his urine, that has cleared up, but obviously he is still be carefully monitored.
Our heart is breaking for this boy. As mentioned, he is going to need surgery to repair his broken bones… probably multiple surgeries.
A microchip was found in Kaz, the the information about his owner was not current – according to the rescue agency, efforts are being made to find out who he belongs to. In the meantime, his injuries are being addressed and he is receiving the veterinary care that he so desperately needs.
Find the rescue group caring for Kaz at this link to Facebook.
Donations for Kaz’s ongoing care can be made to the rescue group’s website here.
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