Good Samaritan Rescues Dog with Broken Leg on Freeway

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Chris Kilmer was driving along the 210 freeway from Pomona, CA to Monrovia when he spotted a dog that was in need of help. The Rottweiler mix was on the side of the road, and it was clear that his right rear leg was badly injured.

“It was just standing, with a back leg up, like half sitting, half standing,” Kilmer said. “I was crushed.”

“I just turned on my flashers and stopped right in the middle of the lane. I got him to the side of the road; he actually came right to me, and he just kind of laid down in the emergency lane, and I pulled my truck over.”

And the dog hopped right in, understanding that this man was there to help.

“He’s so sweet, he got in my truck and was resting his head on my shoulder.”

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Kilmer initially thought to take him to the pound, but thought better of it when he realized the friendly boy might end up euthanized. So he took him to Dr. Greg Hardy at Best Friends Pet Hospital.

“I think he got hit by a car,” Dr. Hardy said. “I think he was wandering around on the street somewhere, and just got clipped by a car.”

X-rays showed that his right tibia had been completely fractured. Fixing it might not be a problem, but coming up for the funds to do so will not be easy. Though Kilmer likes the dog, he cannot keep him, or afford to foot the $2,500 bill for his treatment.

“I hope that he has a good owner, and that this was an accident, you know, that he wasn’t abused, and just that he gets with a good family,” Kilmer said.

As it turns out, the wanderer does have an owner, who contacted the animal hospital when he saw his dog on tv, and was reunited with him. Unfortunately, he also does not have the money to pay for treatment. Anyone who is interested in seeing this dog recover and would like to donate toward his treatment is asked to call the Best Friends Pet Hospital at 626-359-9193.

“He’s a good guy, he deserves a chance,” Kilmer said.

 

 

7 thoughts on “Good Samaritan Rescues Dog with Broken Leg on Freeway”

  1. Ahh!!! How touching. He possibly saved that dogs life. Too bad this Kilmer guy didn’t have good intentions when he sexually molested a child. That’s right folks, Chris Kilmer is a pedophile…convicted registered sex offender. Go ahead…run his name through Megan’s Law.

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    • There are a lot of different reasons for people ending up on the sex offender’s register. He could have had a 16 year old girlfriend when he was 17. Doesn’t make him a paedo! I wouldn’t be so quick to judge, without knowing the facts!
      Anyway, he can’t be all bad, he was the ONLY one to stop and help this dog!
      Hope someone comes up with the funds, and wish the doggie well.
      Thanks Chris Kilmer for helping! x

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      • I do know the facts. Do you really think i would make such a comment without knowing what im talking about? Consider this as a public service. This creep is nothing but a liar and a child molester pedophile. I seriously wouldnt doubt it if he set the whole dog rescue thing up just to boost his own ego and try to make himself look good. Its just like him to pull something low like that. I lived in the same neighborhood as him when he violated a child. I do know him and its terrible what he did.

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  2. Anon, could be someone with the same name…….

    I am wondering why the operation has to be so expensive? why cant the vet handle normal rates and a payment plan with the owner? to encourage proper responsibility in owners when their pets need help…….Its often that pets get neglected when it comes to Healthcare because its ridiculously expensive………2500 dollars for an operation? why?

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  3. I don’t care if this website is about lizards..fact remains that Kilmer is a child molester and the world needs to know. This predator loves to act the good guy role and is a master of deceat. He used that skill to manipulate and assault a child. If you want to believe his lies, go ahead. I know better. And Windswept….clean up your foul mouth.

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  4. Theresa, its the same person. I lived a few doors down from him. Talked with him daily. He’s gained weight but still the same creepy guy. Look his name up on a sexual predator website…its there.

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