A 7-week-old puppy, now named Charlee, will undergo surgery Friday to hopefully give her a second chance at a good life.
A good Samaritan noticed the injured heeler puppy in the middle of County Road 2727 in rural Kaufman County on Tuesday and pulled over to see if the dog was still alive.
Charlee's hind legs were broken and her bottom teeth were shattered.
Veterinarians believe, based on the type of injuries, Charlee was thrown out of a moving vehicle.
Charlee was taken to Furry Friendzy Animal Rescue and Wildlife Rehab for help. Volunteers with the rescue group then transported Charlee to King Veterinary Clinic in McKinney, where Dr. Robert Means has agreed to donate his time and the cost of the surgery to repair the dog's injuries.
"She's gonna need three to four weeks of care and rest. Then she'll need a forever home and be adopted into a family, so hopefully someone watching this will have heart and want to be able to help out," said Pylar Pinkston, director of Furry Friendzy Animal Rescue and Willdlife Rehab.
For information on adoption, visit the group's website.