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Dog hit on I-90 gets international help
Dog hit on I-90 gets international help

A dog that was trapped on I-90 for at least two days is getting a second chance at life - thanks to some international donors.

Spokanimal believes Peaches was hit by a car on I-90 near Freya sometime late last week. They got a call about the Peaches last Friday. She was found limping around lost hiding in shrubs along the freeway.

With help from police, they were able to get Peaches out of the I-90 corridor and transported to Spokanimal.

"We brought her here she had an injury to her leg and we put her on pain medication over the weekend waiting for an owner to call to claim her, but they didn't, I was just amazed," Spokanimal's Gail Mackie said.  "Look at the eyes, it won us over and how could you not help something like that?"

Peaches was badly injured by the time she arrived at Spokanimal. Her hip joint had popped out of its socket. The veterinarians couldn't pop it back in, so Peaches needed to have surgery. 

She successfully underwent surgery Tuesday and will spend the next two months recovering.

"We had a donation all the way from England, I don't know how that happened, I'm not questioning. It was not an inexpensive surgery, so we're really glad to get the help," Mackie said.

Mackie believes Peaches is about 5 or 6 years old.

If you'd like to help Peaches, or other animals at Spokanimal, visit their website here.

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