Donations needed to help Chihuahua thrown from car

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It began as a car ride, until it turned tragic. The Jacksonville Humane Society said somebody tossed a four pound Chihuahua out of a moving car, leaving it on the side of the road.

A good Samaritan saw it happen and pulled over, scooped up the little dog, they are now calling Abby, and rushed her to the Jacksonville Humane Society.

But her injuries were severe. Both of her front legs have a bilateral fracture in the radius bone. Dr. Thomas McNicholas with Affliated Veterinary Specialists is putting a plate in both legs to help her heal.

"Then at four weeks, we will get her out of the splints and the bone really tends to strengthen up after that," he said.

It is a tough surgery for such a little dog. While she is recuperating, the Jacksonville Humane Society is trying to raise money to cover her medical costs. The surgery alone costs $2,500 plus any money for additional check-ups.

Even while her front legs may be broken, what isn't broken is Abby's spirit.

Dr. Lauren Rockey with the Humane Society and Dr. McNicholas both say Abby is loving to everyone she meets.

"A doctor can change her splints and she doesn't even yelp or cry," said Dr. Rockey,"She is just a doll!"

To donate to help Abby, go to and click "Donate" and then select the "Mend a Friend" fund.

That money will help little Abby get back on her feet!


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