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Dogs survives being hit by car and attempted ‘mercy killing’

Posted: 9:04 PM, Apr 02, 2015
Updated: 2015-04-02 21:04:40-04
Theia is a 1-year-old bully breed mix. (Photo Credit Sara Mellado)

Theia is a 1-year-old bully breed mix. (Photo Credit Sara Mellado)

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.