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An update on Tank, the dog saved by a kind trooper and the man who injured him

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A new update is available on the pit bull saved by a compassionate Pennsylvania State Trooper, Facebook reported January 23.

Tank's original story was reported in this Examiner article. Since then, Tank has undergone a lot of treatment on his battered body.

Tank is still at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital in Saylorsburg, and will remain there until he's healed enough to go home with one of the men credited with saving his life. Not only did Trooper Pat Russo save this poor, broken dog, the man who accidentally hit Tank has agreed to adopt him, provided no owner comes forth to claim Tank.

It will be a long road to recover, and Tank has already undergone several operations. One of his back legs had to be amputated, as well as part of his tail. Tank also had a blood transfusion since his arrival at Creature Comforts. A third surgery is planned to fix his other back leg.

Tank is sitting up and eating and just enjoying all of the love being shown him. He and the driver who accidentally injured him have a long road of recovery ahead as they work together to rebuild his body. Hopefully, Tank's spirit will remain high, as he may be receiving the first love he's ever known by a human.

All of this treatment costs money, and once again Trooper Russo, along with Nicole Russo and Creature Comforts are working together to raise the $2,000 needed to cover the operations.

Don't be afraid of leaving a donation once goal is met. Tank would enjoy some dog toys, and perhaps a bed and some food. The money won't go to waste, and vet bills may even increase if unplanned treatment is necessary.

A YouCaring link has been set up here. Or you can donate directly to his vet. The information is listed below.

Creature Comforts
Old Route 115
PO Box 700
Saylorsburg, PA

Please share the story of Tank, and the two heroes who saved him. You can keep up with Tank on the Super Stormy the Pibble Mix Facebook page, which is run by Trooper Russo. You can also contact Trooper Russo on this page to learn how to donate via PayPal.



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