GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. — An elderly dog named Russell is recovering from surgery after he was hit by a car, picked up by an unknown person and thrown across a Quincy road.
The Gadsden County Humane Society says Russell was walking along an unnamed road in Quincy on Sunday when he was hit by a car. They say he was then picked up by an unknown person and thrown 25 feet across the road, according to witnesses.
After the incident, the organization says Russell's legs were out of place, causing him pain when he walked.
He was evaluated by orthopedic surgeons at North Florida Animal Hospital and, after receiving an outpouring of support from the community, the surgery was done for free.
Not long after his surgery, GCHS says Russell has a new home, where he will continue his recovery. He will return to the veterinarian in about three weeks for more X-rays to make sure his hips are staying in place.
The community raised over $2,100 Monday night, but the Gadsden County Humane Society says that money and any more will be donated to other dogs like Russell.
If you want to donate you can call the North Florida Animal Hospital at 850-385-5141 or enter their email on PayPal and choose to send money to friends and family. Their email address is: email@example.com.
Both the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office and Quincy Police Department said they are unaware of any investigations into the incident at this time.