Orange County, CA – Last week, Eloise Peralta faced an animal lover’s worst nightmare.
The pick-up traveling in front of her vehicle on the freeway had two unrestrained dogs in the back. Undoubtedly, you’ve seen something similar before – and it’s enough to turn your stomach.
Unfortunately, Peralta’s worst fears were realized when the dogs were thrown out of the truck – crashing onto the roadway in front of her car which was traveling 66 mph.
The dogs were struck – the German shepherd by Peralta, a Pit bull, by another driver.
The person responsible for the catastrophe continued on down the freeway without looking back.
After emergency responders were contacted, the dogs were taken to the Orange County animal shelter where Peralta called to check on them daily.
Finally, after repeated calls over the course of 4 days, a sympathetic shelter employee advised Peralta that she should contact a rescue organization to help pull the German shepherd (the dog that she had hit).
Peralta reached out to Coastal German Shepherd Rescue who immediately arrived to pull the injured dog. While they were there, they discovered that the young Pit bull, injured as well, was on the euthanasia list for Monday.
Unwilling to let this innocent victim be killed, the rescue reached out to Stella’s Hope and was successful in getting him pulled from the facility as well.
Now, Coastal German Shepherd Rescue is working with Eloise Peralta to help raise funds to help piece the victimized German shepherd pup back together.
A Firstgiving Fundraising page has been established for the German shepherd pup – now known as “Mac”.
The Pit bull, fondly being referred to as “Cosmo, the miracle dog”, is currently in boarding until a foster home can be found.
Stella’s Hope is trying to raise funds to help cover his boarding fees, vaccinations and altering surgery.
These dogs are indeed miracle survivors – there is no way that they should have survived being thrown onto a busy freeway and struck by vehicles.
Many thanks to those who have stepped up to provide these dogs with the care and attention that they need to recover.
Perhaps there near-death bounce from the back of that truck was some sort of divine intervention – freeing the dogs from an irresponsible owner.
Be well Mac and Cosmo!
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