A Dog who was struck on the head with a hammer and buried in a field, showed up four days later at a nearby farm in Moses Lake, Washington.
The dog (now ‘Theia’) received care at Washington State University’s Teaching Hospital following the incident.
It is believed that someone attempted a ‘mercy killing’ using a blunt item, similar to a hammer, after being hit by a car.
The 1-year-old bully breed mix, has been winning supporters including those at Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. WSU writes that despite a dislocated jaw, leg injuries and a caved-in sinus cavity, Theia vigorously thumps her tail and plants kisses on people’s cheeks.
“Considering everything that she’s been through, she’s incredibly gentle and loving,” said Moses Lake resident Sara Mellado, who took the dog into her home. “She’s a true miracle dog and she deserves a good life.”
The veterinary hospital’s Good Samaritan Fund committee awarded $700 to help pay for Theia’s treatment. Read about Theia’s surgery here.
Researchers at WSU say it takes a village to resurrect a dog, especially a stray. Mellado is trying to raise $3,000 for the procedure on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe here.