Dog Hit by Car, Left at Scene on Stamford's East Side

The little lady struck by a vehicle on Stamford's Custer Street is now recovering.
The little lady struck by a vehicle on Stamford's Custer Street is now recovering.
A dog struck by a car in Stamford's East Side over the weekend is recovering after receiving medical attention thanks to the Stamford Animal Care & Control Shelter.

Director Laurie Hollywood said the office received a call Saturday, January 4, 2014, about a dog that had been struck by a vehicle on Custer Street. They arrived to find a black female Staffordshire Terrier mix with a broken leg.

The dog had suffered a fractured femur in her left hind leg, but luckily there was no joint issues, Hollywood said. The dog was brought to Cornell Animal Hospital, where it spent the night.

The dog was later transported to Rippowam Animal Hospital, where a doctor reviewed the X-rays and was optimistic the fracture would heal without surgery.

A second dog was also recovered from Custer Street earlier that same Saturday, Hollywood said. There were no chips or tags for the dogs. The dog will be re-X-rayed next week and put up for adoption if the owners can't be located.
Leslie Yager (Editor) January 07, 2014 at 04:46 PM
Two wonderful operations: Cornell and Rippowam Animal Hospital. Also, Laurie Hollywood and staff at Stamford Animal Control do an amazing job with very little. Let's hope these two dogs get placed in homes.


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