You know when you have one of those days with a million things to do and not enough time? That was today for me so much to do so little time to get it done. I was driving into town to finish my list during the 5pm rush of drivers just off work. I live in a small town so we have traffic only twice a day morning to work and evening home again. About half way to my destination I noticed cars way out in front of me going around something. The truck in front of me did not go around it went straight over it so i almost did not turn in time. In the road was a huge dog just laying there looking very dead!
When i was passed him i saw him lift his head in the rearview mirror. i thought oh no! hes gonna get killed any second now! so i go down the street untill i find a place to turn around. drive all the way back to where he is. at this time there was lots of cars still going passed and some honking at him as they go by him. still no one has stopped. soo i pull up and block the lane to see if he is somewhat friendly. slowly he get up and limps an all four legs right to me and sits down. i opend up the door and he let me pet him and he was licking my hand and wagging his tail. i thought if i could get him in the car i would take him to animal control for help. he made it about ten steps towards the back of my car but then he fell on his side and was shaking. i have cars honking at me and yelling nasty things about being in their way.someone even yelled just drag him to the side of the road and move my fat (place bad word here) asap.this is a huge dog so i was not sure i could lift him but i got lucky. so i got him in the car and off to animal control we go. turns out they are closed on sunday and so is the vets office and everyone i could think of to look for help.
At this pont i thought it best to take him home for some water and a little snack. he is so sweet and good about all this. once inside i looked him over and see no damage or blood on him. he just is having so much trouble walking still. finally i got smart and looked at the bottom of his paws......OMG his pads are all shreaded and have deep abrasions(sp?) on all four feet! no wonder walking hurts so much! the bad thing is all the ground out here is sand! can you just think about what sand in your cut up feet would feel like when you walked?
Well he is staying the night here and resting upon a big soft doggie bed with my dog. he is wonderful with the kids and nice to my cat! tomarrow we are going to the vet first thing and getting those feet looked at! the animal control wont be open untill tuesday so i guess he will stay with me untill then. they also dont offer vet help to stray animals. if he need more care i will ask to post his info for his owners to find him. but keep him here to get more vet care as needed.
okay long story i am sorry but i had to get that off my chest! i was so frustrated at getting yelled at for trying to help! so my question is if you had been going down the street would you have helped him? i got photos of him but i cant post anything. i dont know how to do anything but email them. i just dont get how people just drove around him and kept going....well i guess i should be glag they went around and did not hit him to be mean. am i the only one crazy enough to stop anymore?