Applications to adopt the puppy thrown from moving car available this weekend

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Friday, Feb. 8, 2019

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The animal hospital caring for a puppy who was thrown from a moving car plans to post an application to adopt the little pup this weekend.

St. Francis Animal Hospital posted on Friday that there's been an "overwhelming interest in adopting our loved AC/DC."

St. Francis says the application will be available online through their website as early as this weekend.

In a statement, the animal hospital said "We want to thank everyone in the community for the support. We're extremely humbled and so happy that AC/DC is pulling through! We can't wait to find him his forever home."

This is the St. Francis Animal Hospital website link: https://www.sfah.net


Sunday, February 3, 2019

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT)-- After being thrown out of a moving car, five puppies died and one was left fighting for his life. The animal hospital says the puppy is showing good signs of a full recovery.

AC/DC went through surgery on Friday at St. Francis Animal Hospital. Since then, he's been living with one of the technicians and has a healthy appetite. The puppy even tried to chew out his own IV, which St. Francis says is good thing because that's how they expect a normal puppy would act.

As far as adoption, the animal hospital wrote in a Facebook post that there's a lot of interest though his forever home is still undecided.


Friday, February 1, 2019

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Five puppies are dead and one is fighting for his life after witnesses say they were thrown out of a moving car on Gordon Highway.

Puppy AC/DC was in surgery Friday.

The woman who rescued him says she stopped her car on the highway to get rescue him.

Alexis Rae settled on naming the pup AC/DC because she says he was on the highway to hell.

"I grab the wheel and I look in front of me and the tan puppy is on the side and then later I saw the black puppy laying down whenever I was running to the tan puppy," said Rae.

Rae says she rushed both AC/DC and the other puppy to the Saint Francis Animal Hospital, but only AC/DC survived.

"I pretty much told them how much money I could give them and I said do whatever you can do for that amount," said Rae.

St. Francis decided not to charge Rae anything.

"They came to the conclusion that if I didn't want to keep him which I couldn't keep him anyway if I wanted to I could surrender them to him and wouldn't have to pay for anything," said Rae.

AC/DC was able to get the care he needed.

"He had a lot of bruising in his lungs, and then he also had a large bone in his stomach about 3 inches long, and very very thin and kind of underkept," said Owner of Saint Francis Animal Hospital, Dr. Curt Garner.

They got rid of a chicken bone in his throat, found a BB ammo in his shoulder and worms.

"We've done some additional testing on him and found out that he's kinda loaded up with intestinal worms which we'll be able to get out in the next few months," said Dr. Garner.

The good news is doctors expect the puppy to recover.

"His lungs should be healing a lot faster than that, we're hoping in the next two to three days he'll improve with that," said Garner. "We'll start his vaccines later in the week but we just have to take it slow and steady right now."

Rae and vets say saving puppy AC/DC has been a team effort.

"The staff is amazing they got big hearts they all want to see the well being of the pet, just like the people who brought him in, just like the people who have donated," said Rae.


Friday, February 1, 2019

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- St. Francis Animal Hospital says AC/DC will undergo surgery Friday around noon.

The puppy was taken home with a doctor to be monitored all night, and he's doing better. There's still a long recovery ahead.

To hear more about the pup, tune in to News 12 Friday night at 6 O'Clock.



Thursday, January 31, 2019

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The St. Francis Animal Hosptial is working to save the life of a puppy who witnesses say was thrown from a moving car on Thursday.

Witnesses told veterinarians that six puppies were thrown from the van on Gordon Highway and I-520. People stopped their cars and worked to gather the puppies, but only two made it to transfer to the animal hospital.

On the way to St. Francis' one of the two puppies died. The remaining puppy, now named AC/DC because he was on the "highway to hell", is about 7 weeks old and in critical condition.

The hospital says no bones appear to be broken, but his lungs are injured and he is struggling to breathe. A large chicken bone was also found in his stomach, so passing that could cause more problems. He could need surgery to remove that bone.

St. Francis Animal Hospital says the next few days are critical, and he will need a lot of help.

Click HERE if you want to donate to help with AC/DC's care and recovery.