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Wed Aug 12, 2015, 07:11 PM

 

Ambulance team pay $700 of injured dog's care out of their own pockets







Woodland Hills EMS was called to respond to the Parkway East Tuesday, where a woman was in distress, but they had no idea what that call would turn into.


A female pit bull jumped from the Parkway East overpass, landing 200 feet below near Old William Penn Highway.

VIDEO: Watch Kelly Brennan's report

According to Woodland Hills EMS, a woman spotted the dog on the parkway and tried to help it. The dog became frightened and jumped.

The team took the dog to AVETS in Monroeville for initial care, which they paid themselves, roughly $700.

Dr. Sean Smarick of AVETS estimated the future care of the dog to be $8,000 which the EMS team did not have. Smarick said the dog could have stayed there while the proper authorities tried to locate the owner, but the EMS team said they wanted to immediately help the dog they named Ophelia.

http://www.wtae.com/news/dog-jumps-200-ft-off-parkway-east-vet-hopes-owner-steps-forward/34664162

gofundme account at almost $10,000

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Reply Ambulance team pay $700 of injured dog's care out of their own pockets (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2015 OP
seveneyes Aug 2015 #1
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2015 #2
seveneyes Aug 2015 #3
niyad Aug 2015 #4
lumberjack_jeff Aug 2015 #6
niyad Aug 2015 #5
DirkGently Aug 2015 #7

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 07:20 PM

1. Owner pays

 

That's why they call them owners.

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Response to seveneyes (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 07:21 PM

2. They don't know who the owner is. If they hadn't put up the $700, the dog would have died

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 07:27 PM

3. I'm sure the chip or tag will lead to the owner

 

And they will pay.

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Response to seveneyes (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 09:40 PM

4. it helps to read the story:

The dog does not have a microchip.

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Response to seveneyes (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 13, 2015, 12:02 AM

6. With a go fund me balance of $10k and a vet bill of $8k

 

the owners would be smart to come collect.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 09:41 PM

5. that poor, beautiful baby. blessings to those wonderful responders, and to all who

responded to the gofundme plea.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Aug 13, 2015, 12:05 AM

7. Excellent. N/t

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