Puppy Recovering from Surgery After Thrown from Car

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    Days after surgery to repair broken bones in both of her hind legs, a Kaufman County dog named Charlee is recovering well, according to her veterinarian. (Published Monday, Jul 28, 2014)

    Days after surgery to repair broken bones in both of her hind legs, a Kaufman County dog named Charlee is recovering well, according to her veterinarian.

    "It's gonna take a little bit of time, but she should heal very quickly," said Dr. Robert Means, of King Animal Clinic in McKinney. "She should get completely normal within two to three weeks."

    That is a significant improvement for the seven-week-old heeler puppy that a Good Samaritan found badly injured in the middle of County Road 2727 in Kaufman County last Tuesday.

    The dog's legs were broken and her bottom teeth were shattered.

    The injuries were consistent with being thrown from a moving vehicle, Means said.

    Since NBC 5's initial report on Charlee's situation, there have been dozens of inquiries, more than 60 as of Monday evening, about adoption for the dog, as well as three applications filled out, according to Pylar Pinkston, director of Furry Friendzy Animal Rescue and Wildlife Rehab.

    Charlee appears to have been someone's pet, Means said, because she was in good health aside from her injuries and she has a great disposition with people.

    "Just always remember that if you can't take care of them, there's always shelters and rescues around that can take them," said Means, who is providing Charlee's care free of charge. "And don't hurt them and leave them laying, because there are people that will take care of them."