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Lost Labrador Survives Two Weeks After Being Hit By Car

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, dogs )

- 1941 days ago -
When Maverick went missing, the outlook was dim for his Minnesota family.

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penny C (83)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:03 am
Thanks Cher.

Pat B (356)
Friday January 25, 2013, 7:08 am glad that Maverick was found, and is now healthy, after his operation. Looks like he has a loving family to take care of him. ;-)

Carol H (229)
Friday January 25, 2013, 7:34 am
aww, poor baby. glad he is ok now

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Friday January 25, 2013, 9:11 am
I am so glad that Maverick was found & is okay! Thanks for sharing this article Cher!

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Friday January 25, 2013, 12:03 pm
Made me cry. One should always check on animals spotted along the road. So many die from injuries and exposure, all alone, in pain, and afraid. Always be the Good Samaritan and not part of the world that passes by.

michelle t (41)
Friday January 25, 2013, 12:23 pm
Poor Maverick.He is so lucky to still be alive after this ordeal.

Susie S. (4)
Friday January 25, 2013, 12:47 pm
awww poor baby..glad he survived

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday January 25, 2013, 1:13 pm
I'm glad that he survived. I hope Maverick has a long and healthy life.

janet f (29)
Friday January 25, 2013, 1:44 pm
Terrible story but I'm glad he's home again.

. (0)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:25 pm
When I was a teenager, we had an Irish Setter who ran out of the yard to chase a rabbit. He ran to the intersection where he was hit by a car - the car left the scene.
That dog, limped back home, with his chest and part of his stomach wide open; his intestines were nearly dragging on the ground. Collapsing on the lawn, my father had the presence of mind to wrap him up in a towel -literally pushing his intestines back into his body.
My father placed her in the car, at the same time yelling "call Newman". He was our vet. Long story short,, this vet worked on that dog for over three hours. Shannon had nearly 400 stitches from her chest, down her stomach.She was unable to stand up because of the stitches, nor were able to visit her because the vet was concerned of her getting too excited, and may pop her stitches.
She was in the hospital for nearly a month, and lived a good long life.

Ruth M (235)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:35 pm
Wonderful happy ending

Claudia O (73)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:52 pm
I am glad to hear that this dog survived his terrible ordeal. It is not clear if he got out by mistake or was allowed to roam in his neighborhood. Please do not let dogs roam on their own. They cannot protect themselves at all. Dogs need to be part of the family and treated as you would treat a toddler when you are out and about. Never let them wander.

Christeen A (368)
Friday January 25, 2013, 3:21 pm
This poor, sweet dog. I'm so glad he survived and is okay.

Barb K (1688)
Friday January 25, 2013, 3:32 pm
I wish whoever ran over Maverick had had the good sense to call for help; if they had, Maverick might still have his hind leg. But, I can tell from his gorgeous golden eyes that he's able to adjust to anything! Thnx Cher!

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:25 pm
notato!!! Maveryck is lucky dog!!! I`am so happy he is fine!!! ty

Linda P (0)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:13 pm
That poor baby, what he went through, but so happy he is back with his family.

Marie W (67)
Friday January 25, 2013, 10:03 pm
They were damn lucky. Keep door closed.

Suzanne L (99)
Friday January 25, 2013, 10:35 pm
Poor Mav. I'm glad he was found and brought back to health. Hope he will be supervised now. We had a kitty escape the yard and go missing for a week and thought the worst had happened. Eight days later she returned unharmed and we can only assume she got locked in someone's shed for the time. Nonetheless, it is horrible to have a beloved pet go missing.

reft h (66)
Friday January 25, 2013, 11:25 pm
thanks for the story

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:03 am
What a heartwarmin story

Judith Hand (55)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:09 am
I was almost reticent to read the article; the title led me to believe that he survived (only) two weeks and I wasn't sure I was up for that in my morning read. I was delighted to read the full story and see the video. Go, doggies!

Anneke Andries (279)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:23 am
thnak you, heartwarming...!

Ruth C (87)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:37 am
Poor little angel, I'm glad that he was found!

Karen B (8)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:30 am
What a trooper Max is, happy for his family.!!!!

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 4:14 pm
Thank you, Cher.

Amy E (66)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:49 am
At least maverick is safe at home!

Klaus Peters (14)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:34 pm
Glad he made it and I am happy for his family.

Yvonne F (181)
Friday February 15, 2013, 9:52 am
Poor dog!!!!!!!!!!! thanks Cher
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