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Little dog is alive thanks to Toledo good samaritan

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A little dog that was hit by a car in West Toledo is alive thanks to a good samaritan and the work of local vets. The Chihuahua mix was hit by a car Tuesday night. He has a number of serious injuries but vets do expect him to make a full recovery.

The little guy was brought to the Animal Emergency and Critical Care Clinic by a good samaritan. The woman spotted him walking in the road near North Cove and Monroe. By the time she was able to turn her car around to get him, he had been hit by a car.

The dog was lying flat out in the road and she thought he was dead, until he lifted his head. She rushed him to the animal ER where veterinarians immediately started treating him for pelvic fractures and other injuries. At this point, Dr. Kittsen McCumber expects everything to heal on its own without surgery, "He has a fracture in his right hind leg and his temperature was only 98 degrees when we got him which makes me think he was outside for awhile before the accident. He is also dehydrated and skinny, but he is starting to slowly rebound and he was able to eat today. He is lucky, if the good samaritan hadn't seen him and gone back, I don't think he would have made it."

Vets think the dog is 2-3 years old. He was taken to the Lucas County Dog Warden's office on Wednesday. If he's not claimed by his owner, he will be transferred to an adoption group that partners with the Warden. That group will continue his rehabilitation and help find him a new home.

If you're looking for a dog remember there are a lot of great dogs at the pound.

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