This morning, as I was on my way to do a Pet Taxi, I encountered your typical Houston traffic. When I got to the hold up for the traffic, I was mortified. There in the fourth lane of 610 Northbound traffic, laid a dog who had been hit by a car. People never seize to amaze me. NO ONE stopped to help this poor creature who was not dead, just hurt, and continued to drive around her. Myself & another man were able to get her off the freeway and onto the shoulder lane (a big thank you to the nice 18 wheeler truck driver who stopped traffic for us). My dad & I have transported her to the vet where she is expected to make a full recovery. She has no broken bones, only severe lacerations on her rear legs which will heal. She appeared to be a very friendly dog as she licked me repeatedly and let me try and comfort her as we waited to see the vet. The vet estimates she is a petite, black & tan Rott (currently weighing about 50-60 lbs). She is grossly underweight and should be 70-80 lbs. Her age is approximately a little over a year old. Aside doctoring her wounds, she will also have her shots administered today as well as a heartworm test. She will be boarded at the vet today and possibly tomorrow depending on how the vet feels she is recovering. I will try to get pictures of her as soon as possible.
I am looking for a foster home or permanent home for this sweet dog. Her medical bills for today have been paid for, but she will need a follow up visit and spay. Depending on location, we can transport her to a loving home within a 600 mile radius of Houston.
If you, or anyone you might know, are looking to be a foster parent or a new family member, please let me know.