A Greyhound dog found on highway, is now fighting for his life after several passersby spotted the dog running down I-75 in Gainesville FL, on May 9th. The 2-year-old brindle-fawn has multiple visible wounds and open lacerations. This is just horrible!
The dog, who has been named "Freeway," was apparently a racing dog because he was seen running down the interstate still wearing his racing muzzle and kennel collar. Freeway was severely dehydrated, running a fever, and in shock when the good Samaritans stopped to help him.
According to a recent article, the Greyhound dog found on highway has over 20 wounds on his body -- some of which are severe. Additionally, Freeway has "serious road rash."
Freeway was taken to the emergency clinic at the University of Florida Vet School where he was examined. His feet were swollen with open wounds on them, and infections had already spread through his bloodstream.
He has already had one operation, and was later released to recover with a Greyhound rescue foster home. Unfortunately the injuries and infection he suffered from having been loose in the hot florida sun with no food or water, have taken a huge toll on the dog. In fact, Freeway could not eat or drink on his own initially. The dog found on highway had to be fed via a syringe for a few days, but is now able to eat and drink on his own.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Goldcoast Greyhound Adoptions, Inc. -- a non-profit organization -- for this animal click here, and specify the donation is for "Freeway."
Good luck to Freeway, an amazing dog who has a strong determination and will to survive.