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Tiny dog thrown from car has huge fight ahead

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Updated: 2/04 7:49 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Abby is barely 4 pounds, and her casts are so big she has to take extra slow steps to move.

A driver rescued Abby after watching someone throw her from a moving car.

Jacksonville Humane Society Shelter Medical Director Dr. Lauren Rockey says the 1-year-old Chihuahua is in pretty good shape despite the serious injuries.

She even walked for the first time, for the Action News camera.

“When Abby first came in she wasn't using her front legs, so we did X-rays and she has fractures where our wrists would be in humans. She has two fractures as well on both of her front legs,” said Rockey.

Abby is on medicine to manage the pain, but she still wags her tail with hope. Vets say the puppy has a long road to recovery ahead of her. She faces surgery to install a plate with screws down each of the bones in her lower body to help her heal.

“This is a quick fix, it's an acute injury. We're obviously finding it pretty quickly and getting her repaired quickly, should be an eight-week recovery time. We really want to make sure that she rested her legs,” says Rockey.

Humane Society Executive Director Denise Deisler has a message for the person who did this to the dog with a fighting spirit.

"If they've got issues with anger, issues with patience, and issues with understanding and control, then they've got no business having dependent beings in their life and I would certainly hope that Abby would be the last dependent being that is harmed at their hands," said Deisler.

Abby will undergo surgery Wednesday morning and will be eligible for adoption after she’s fully healed.
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Monsterzero - 2/6/2014 3:37 PM
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I am speechless. If this were an equally abused baby or child there would be a nationwide manhunt on for this scum--This person prays I never find them.

nativejax - 2/5/2014 11:01 AM
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Dawn Nettles please go over to Animal Hospital on Beach Blvd and tell them you would love to adopt her..I would but I have 3 rescues already. This little sweet girl needs a 'hero' and lots of love in a 'forever' home.

Sunshine - 2/5/2014 10:48 AM
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whoops didn't know my first comment went through

Sunshine - 2/5/2014 10:45 AM
3 Votes
Awww poor baby!! May she heal quickly!! I curse the POS that did this and bless the beautiful person that rescued her!! I would love to adopt her!! She would fit right in here. We have a 1 year old female Chihuahua(CoCo)we just rescued in November and she loves to play and cuddle with other animals. They would be great sisters.

Sunshine - 2/5/2014 10:42 AM
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Awwww poor baby!! Curse the POS evil person that did this. Bless the person that rescued her. I would love to adopt her. She would fit right in here. We have a 1 year old Chihuahua that loves to play with other animals. They would be sisters!

Chelle - 2/5/2014 6:03 AM
3 Votes
That is about the cutest puppy in the world! It would be an Ogre to do such a thing.

wishmistress - 2/5/2014 3:38 AM
6 Votes
OOOOOh! Poor little baby. Her tiny little ears are bigger than she is. Thank God for the person who witnessed this outrage and rescued her! Hopefully, info was passed on to track these b'turds down.

Jaxnurse - 2/5/2014 2:39 AM
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nativejax - 2/4/2014 9:17 PM
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I am an old woman, LET ME AT THE POS SOB that did this for just 5 MINUTES.
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