This stray golden retriever was hit by a car and left to die on a Texas road. Whether it was due to luck, sheer willpower or an amazing combination of both, he managed to hang onto his life until someone came to his aid at last.
Spirit, who is around 3 or 4 years old, was discovered by a Good Samaritan on Wednesday. He was immediately rushed to emergency medical care by Dallas DogRRR, where he was stabilized. Both of his front legs had been severely fractured, and he has advanced heartworm.
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