The dog, who has been named Sherman by employees at the Humane League of Lancaster County (HLLC), got lost when he was staying with a friend while his dog mom was vacationing, according to WGAL.com.
The pet parent and sitter, whose names have not been released, searched for the dog but couldn’t find him – and then they saw him on the news.
Sherman suffered a fractured pelvis, dislocated hip and several lacerations and bruises.
Becki Meiss, director of marketing for the HLLC, told LancasterOnline.com that Sherman’s dog mom has decided to give him up for adoption.
“She’s extremely distressed by the entire situation,” Meiss said. “But, faced with Sherman’s expensive medical needs at this time, his owner has decided to relinquish ownership to the Humane League.”
The HLLC will pay for Sherman’s medical expenses, which are estimated to cost up to $2,000.
An update today on the HLLC website reports, “Sherman is able to bear weight on his previously dislocated hip and his hip continues to remain stable. Under the supervision of our veterinarian, Sherman is taken for short leash walks several times a day so that he may exercise his leg and regain his strength.”
Sherman will stay with a foster family for four to six weeks while he recuperates. Meiss told LancasterOnline.com that she hopes his dog mom will re-adopt her beloved dog once he recovers. Meiss said the woman “will absolutely be able to fill out an adoption application and be the first considered.”
Officers from the HLLC are still looking for the person who threw Sherman from a gray pickup truck driving west on Route 30, near the Marietta Pike overpass, on March 5. Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact them at 717-393-6551.
PHOTO: Kristen Adams