Injured dog prepares to leave animal hospital
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- The veterinarians treating a dog who was found by firefighters in a supermarket cart last month have given the canine the all-clear to continue her recovery from her new home, Monday.
Maggie, a black Labrador mix, will be going home with a foster family after the vets at Knowles Animal Clinic in Southwest Miami-Dade announced her condition had improved.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews found Maggie Feb. 11 wrapped in a blanket inside a shopping cart near a Publix. They believe she had been struck by a car and left behind.
Vets were forced to amputate Maggie's rear, right leg, which, according to Dr. LaShonn McNair at the clinic, "was fractured right through the femur." Maggie's new caretakers will be helping her work on her walking.
7News viewers have raised almost $7,000 to help pay for Maggie's medical bills since her story was was first aired Feb. 15.
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