Anonymous Driver Stops to Save Life of Dog Injured in Hit and Run

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banditWhen Bandit was hit by a car on Christmas night the driver drove off leaving him in the middle of the road. Thankfully the next driver to come along came to Bandit’s rescue.

Bandit a poodle mix was hit Christmas night in Bradenton, Florida. Left in the middle of the road Bandit needed someone’s help to have any chance of surviving. While the driver who hit him fled, the next driver to come along became Bandit’s hero. The driver stopped her car and rushed Bandit to the Veterinary Emergency Center in Bardenton.

“He was essentially comatose when he came in,” said Dr. Ilonka Ambros. “Initially we thought he wasn’t going to make it”

If the anonymous driver hadn’t stopped her car and rushed Bandit to the emergency clinic he would not have survived. He had internal injuries, road rash and several cuts and bruises.

Bandit now needs more help. His microchip did lead to a previous owner, but unfortunately that owner had given Bandit away over a year ago and does not want Bandit back. A fund has been set up to help cover the cost of Bandit’s veterinary care. You can contribute by visiting this link.

Bandit will need to spend time in foster care as he recovers before he will be ready for adoption.

5 thoughts on “Anonymous Driver Stops to Save Life of Dog Injured in Hit and Run”

  1. How can I find out about Fostering him? I live in Bradenton, volunteer at the Humane Society of Manatee County and would be willing to take him in.

  2. God bless you, Jon Sisk. I hope you are able to get Bandit back on his feet and into the deserving home that he needs.

  3. I would love to adopt this wonderful dog when he has recovered. What will I have to do?
    Please contact me with the information.


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