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Good Samaritans Come Through Once Again
Good Samaritans Come Through Once Again

Central Georgia’s Good Samaritans were out in force again last weekend, saving the life of a dog that was hit by a car on Log Cabin Road in Macon. The driver of the car kept on going while the dog writhed in the street. Other vehicles swerved to avoid the injured animal and also kept going.

But not everyone who passed the scene Sunday was uncaring. Two women turned around and came back, risking their own safety to dash into the busy street and rescue the young dog. They took him to the nearest vet, which was Banfield on Presidential Parkway inside PetSmart. While enroute, the call for help went out on Facebook, just as was done for Jack and Jill recently.

And again, animal lovers responded.

Banfield required a large payment in advance to treat the dog – more than anyone could get together fast enough. Another vet was contacted, and Banfield’s vet agreed to stabilize the dog.

With initial care done, Regenia Nelson Brabham took the dog, now named Sampson, to Southwood Animal Hospital in Warner Robins while Facebook users spread word of the dog in need. Donors promised to help on Monday, when Southwood would be open its regular hours. And help they did, to the tune of just over $1,000.

The doctor at Southwood examined Sampson and discovered the dog hadn’t just been injured by a car – he also had numerous shotgun pellets in his body.

By late Monday night, Brabham said Sampson was better, but still having trouble with his hind legs. Tuesday afternoon, Brabham reported that Sampson was feeling much better and is now able to stand and walk a little.

Sampson, who has his own page on Facebook, will need a foster home or an adopter as soon as he is well and can be neutered and given all of his shots. He is a young dog with a sweet personality despite his troubles, and has been cooperative and stoic at the hospital even though he was obviously in pain upon arrival.

All About Animals rescue will accept both online donations or mail-in donations at P.O. Box 4331 Macon, GA 31208. Mark donations for Sampson to help cover his ongoing treatment and other expenses. Check out their website for foster or adoption applications, or contact Regenia Nelson Brabham on Facebook. Fosters only have to provide a loving home and help socialize and housebreak (if needed) Samson, and possibly take him to adoption events. The rescue will pay all of his expenses.

You can also send donations directly to Southwood Animal Hospital at 2523 Moody Road, Warner Robins, Ga.  31088; or call in a donation to the hospital at 478-923-0118.

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