PULLMAN, Wash. (PIX11) — A dog who survived being struck by a car and then hit in the head with a hammer is now being cared for by veterinarians at Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
KIRO 7 reported the dog, now known as Theia, showed up at a farm in Moses Lake, Washington four days after the incident.
Hospital staff says the dog’s caved-in sinus cavity was caused by the force of a blunt object, possibly a person’s attempt at a ‘mercy killing’ after the animal was hit by the car.
The 1-year-old bully breed mix also sustained a dislocated jaw, and leg injuries.
Moses Lake resident Sara Mellado, who took the dog into her home says, “Considering everything that she’s been through, she’s incredibly gentle and loving. She’s a true miracle dog and she deserves a good life.”
Mellado is trying to raise $3,000 on the crowdfunding site GoFundMe to cover Theia’s medical expenses.
The Good Samaritan Fund committee at the hospital treating Theia has donated $700.