Injured Dog Survives Night Frozen to the Ground After Being Hit by Car

 A dog has miraculously survived after being hit by a car and spending the night frozen to the ground thanks to rescuers answering an urgent call on New Year’s Eve.

A dog has miraculously survived after being hit by a car and spending the night frozen to the bottom with rescuers answering an urgent turn New Year’s Eve.

Streethearts Animal Rescue received a call from the Flint, Michigan’s 911 dispatch center about the dog, who was reported to possess been hit by a car and laying during a woman’s backyard for over 24 hours in the freezing cold.

“Upon arrival, the tracks within the virgin snow confirmed that story,” Streethearts Animal Rescue wrote on GoFundMe. “This was a really bad a part of Flint so imagine the surprise when the dog clothed to be a retriever mix and not a pitbull.” Bill Heatley was the rescue’s responder and located the dog frozen to the bottom and had to peel him off to free him. “Once the dog was checked over for evidence of trauma, he was muzzled and ready to be moved. It had been at that time that the primary responder [Heatley] discovered the dog was frozen to the bottom. All of the snow in touch had melted and created an ice barrier. The dog had to be peeled up from the bottom ,” the rescuers explained.

“It was discovered what an honest demeanor that this boy actually had. He barely let loose a whimper.” The dog’s sweet nature leads rescuers to believe he's someone’s pet and not a stray dog. Heatley noticed the dog had a nasty leg injury but was more worried that he would survive the cold. “Thankfully, Feliz (now given a name) seemed to have miraculously avoided the core freezing that we had worried about,” Heatley said. “This boy showed his gentle disposition throughout, taking everything without becoming upset .” Veterinarians have confirmed that Feliz features a shattered femur and can need a specialized surgery to repair the damage. AAfter several days in his medical assistance, Feliz asked the rescuers to stop. “Feliz has not eaten in the least, neither dry or soft food. His spirits seem good,” said Heatley. “We are going to be sending out the x-rays that we've, however, there’s getting to be a requirement for more specific and detailed X-rays of the injury for an orthopedic surgeon to form a more detailed prognosis.”

Heatley later updated everyone that Feliz did take some food from a vet technician’s hand which they might make sure the dog eats to recover his strength.

They are hoping to reunite Feliz as well as his owner, but if that's impossible, they're going to find him a loving home. Heatley says Feliz isn't the primary dog the group has rescued from the freezing weather in the past weeks, and not all are as lucky. “There is completely no reason for any animal to be outside,” he says on Facebook. With more extreme weather on its way on the East Coast of the Us , he's urging pet owners to bring their animals indoors. To help Streethearts Animal Rescue visit their Facebook page to find out the dogs they need available for adoption.

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