According to Thursday's publication of KOKO News, a German shepherd who was severely injured after being struck by a car, is recovering thanks to the efforts of a soldier who discovered him along I-40 between McCloud and Harrah, Okla.
The dog, dubbed "Trooper," was struck by a car on Wednesday evening; the driver of the vehicle never stopped to help.
Fortunately, the soldier who is a self-described animal lover, saw the injured dog and she stopped to help.
The humble, good Samaritan described what took place:
This is a bit of a unique situation but hopefully you have had dealings with apparently what they are labeling as a good Samaritan, I am simply an animal lover to say the least.
I was heading back to Arkansas to report for duty and as I was driving I found a German Shepherd off of I-40E between Harrah and Mcloud exit mile marker 174 that had apparently been hit.
He was hurt and the temperature outside was dropping, so with assistance of some other motorist I flagged down, we loaded him in the vehicle and I took him to an Emergency Vet clinic I am familiar with.
I simply couldn’t leave him out there in pain on the highway to freeze to death and suffer.“
Trooper is alive thanks to the woman's efforts and he is receiving care today thanks to a joint effort between the Bella Foundation and the Safe Haven Animal Rescue; he will undergo surgery at the Animal Medical Center in Midwest City to repair his injured legs.
If Trooper's true owner does not come forward, he will be placed up for adoption.
Donations for Trooper's care can be made at this link.
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