You can’t keep a good dog down, Washington residents learned this week.
A dog who was hit by car, struck on the head in an apparent failed mercy killing and then buried in a field was found alive at a nearby farm, KiroTV reported.
The dog, who is now named Theia, was treated at Washington State University's Teaching Hospital following the incident.
It is believed that someone attempted a 'mercy killing' using a hammer after hitting Theia with their car.
The one-year-old bully breed mix suffered a dislocated jaw, leg injuries and a caved-in sinus cavity.
Sara Mellado, who took the dog into her home, said despite her injuries she’s a gentle and loving animal.
“She’s a true miracle dog and she deserves a good life,” Mellado said.
Theia needs surgery and Mellado is trying to raise US$3000 for the procedure on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe.