One lucky dog has a new best friend. A kind woman rescued the pooch after he was struck by a car on a highway, helping save his life.
The chocolate miniature pinscher is recuperating from surgery in Inver Grove Heights, Minn. The woman who rescued him said she saw him getting hit, and helped find his owners… Through social media.
Jen Kamish wears her love for animals on her sleeve, but her latest rescue... certainly lives up to the name.
"He's in surgery right now," she told Fox 9 on Friday. "So we're waiting with baited breath. Hoping for a good outcome."
Kamish was driving along Highway 55 in Hastings on Wednesday afternoon when she saw a delivery truck hit the dog. Kamish pulled over her car and hopped out to help the injured dog, taking him to a nearby vet to assess his injuries.
"When I got to him, you could tell something had hit his head," she said. "He wasn't all there. Rear was really bad. This leg especially. He wouldn't extend, there were contusions on it."
Then Kamish, who happened to have founded Cats Meow Dogs Bark Rescue, turned to social media to help find the dog's owner. They named him Golf, because of where he was found.
It turns out the dog's real name is Oscar, and he ran away from his owners earlier that day. But they've since been re-united.
"They were very grateful," she said. "If I didn't stop and save their dog, he wouldn't be here."
Oscar is recovering from surgery, and Kamish says he's not out of the woods yet but she's still hoping to find the delivery driver who left him in such bad shape.
In all, Oscar's medical expenses will probably cost about $5,000.
Kamish's rescue group offered to help his owners pay for it. But if you'd like to donate go to their Facebook page or call 651-343-1964 for further information.