Dog who survived hit-and-run gets surgery
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) -- A Good Samaritan made sure a dog in danger received a much-needed operation after someone struck him with a car and then drove off.
A 2-year-old black lab given the name Bubba is lucky to be alive. "He had a lot of blood loss," said Jacquelyn Williams, who found him after he was hit by a car Monday afternoon in front of a Hollywood daycare.
Somehow he survived. "What hurt the most was seeing all of the kids coming out crying," said Williams, "and there was just blood everywhere."
Bubba was rushed to an animal hospital where he was treated and given X-rays. "This is a picture of his back," said the doctor who helped save his life but chose to remain anonymous. "He's got a little arthritis here."
His staff has been working around the clock taking care of Bubba. "He's got bruised lungs and they're going to have to heal," said the doctor, "but we think they can continue to heal on room air rather than on oxygen."
Bubba is still trembling after being hit by the vehicle that fled the scene. He had staples put in on his back leg and staples on his head. He also suffered raw paws from the accident as well.
The women who found Bubba want to help him get him back home or at least find a new one. Meanwhile, medical bills are getting expensive. If you would like to help contact Jacquelyn Williams at 754-423-0443.
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