Vet: Dog hit by car, will recover from collision
NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (WSVN) -- A dog is recovering at a animal hospital after veterinarians believe he was hit by a car.
The two or three-year-old Chow mix will call Biscayne Animal Hospital its home for some time. The dog, now named Vinny, is under the care of Dr. Spencer Goldstein, who thinks Vinny was hit by a car. "The trauma is localized other then the superficial wounds, the trauma is localized to one area which is on his sternum, and he had fluids in his chest, which would be significant from being hit by a car," said Goldstein.
Dr. Goldstein thinks he was hit by a car at some point in the last 24 hours.
"This was like the worst thing. I have never panicked like this and probably pick up one or two dogs a week," said Natalie Ramo.
Ramo is with the Miami Pet Assistance Coalition. She said around 8:10 a.m. on Thursday, near Northeast 10th Avenue and 91st Street in Miami Shores, she drove by Vinny and noticed he had trouble breathing and his eyes were rolling back to his head. "I think we have an obligation to help people and animals who are in need," said Ramo.
Vinny is not tagged or microchipped but is in great care of doctors. "I think he'll do very well. He just has to heal and it takes time," said Goldstein.
Dr. Goldstein said it will take a few weeks until Vinny makes a complete recovery and will need to be adopted. If you would like to adopt Vinny, click here: https://www.facebook.com/MiamiPetAssistanceCoalition?ref=hl=
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