Franklin the Hit and Run

$610 of $600 goal

Raised by 13 people in 50 months

Driving from Shreveport to Houston, Sunday July 15th, David and I witness a hit and run where a little Schnauzer collided with a Cadillac and didn't win.  There were a number of witness, standing nearby, and no one did anything - they just left the little guy on the shoulder of Hwy 59 near Corrigan, TX, not able to walk, and bleeding.


I scooped him up and David loaded us back up in the truck.  We googled a nearby vet that we rushed to in Livingston, driving as fast as was reasonable.  The poor little guy was crying but being very gentle and well behaved.  He has a road rash gash down to his bone on his back leg and though he could move the back legs it was obviously very painful.  

Once we got to the vet we quickly assessed our options and decided that barring something catastrophic we were going to stabilize him and rush him down to The Pawza where we board our dogs.  The owner of the kennel, Anne, does dog rescue and spent many years in the emergency vet field.

We decided to name the little guy Franklin.  A nice strong name.  So far he's still having difficulties putting weight on his back legs, despite having clear X-Rays.  We've been putting the word out on the rescue network for his owners.  He's been groomed, well taken care of, and obviously loved. Someone is missing this guy.

Fostering Franklin, and his likely future medical coverage, requires donations.  Please consider helping us help out this little guy.  

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Update 7
47 months ago
Inquiring minds want to know! The little schnauzer that we know of as Franklin, and is referred to as Josh at the rescue center, is doing great! He had to have his right leg amputated, though it doesn't slow him down a bit! He bounds around and will leap right up into my arms. He's a ham.

He's still looking for a forever home and still living with the wonderful folks over at the Pawza until we can find a family who will take him into their hearts!
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Update 6
49 months ago
What is the world is going on with Mister Franklin? Well the little man seems to be hopping right along. He's starting to ambulate a little more. Unfortunately the news is still grim about his right foreleg - still no feeling.

We are all taking a conservative "watch and wait" approach. No big decisions are being made at this point.

His back legs are starting to heal more and more everyday so even if he becomes a tripod he'll be the cutest tripod ever!
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Update 5
49 months ago
Franklin is still hanging on! With your donation he's been receiving some great vet care and continues to surprise everyone with his good nature and positive attitude! The jury is still out as to whether or not he's going to need an amputation but his hips are healing nicely and he's as happy as can be!
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Update 4
49 months ago
It's been awhile since I've updated! Mister Franklin is still waiting to see what will happen with his foreleg.

His hips are healing nicely and he's able to stand long enough to go to the bathroom on his own and walk around a bit. Those hips will heal just fine!

His right foreleg appears to only have feeling down to his elbow. :( He's going to a premiere vet here in Houston for a consultation on Thursday or Friday to see what they recommend about amputation.

Still no luck tracking down his original owners, we haven't given up hope! We have an ad in the newspaper where the accident happened and hopefully that will generate some leads.
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Troy Snyder
47 months ago

Any updates??

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$610 of $600 goal

Raised by 13 people in 50 months
Created July 16, 2012
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Anonymous
50 months ago
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Mo
50 months ago

Get Better Franklin!

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Amanda
50 months ago
$20
Gary Bateman
50 months ago
JC
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Janet Creech
50 months ago

Rocket, Sylvia, and Ticonderoga send their best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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50 months ago
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Caitlyn
50 months ago
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Joanna Shelton
50 months ago

You guys are such animal heros!!!

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JENNIFER F
50 months ago

I hope he makes a full and speedy recovery

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Kate
50 months ago

Best wishes for a speedy recovery from Sheldon and LeMew!

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Troy Snyder
47 months ago

Any updates??

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