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Thor, a three-year-old Doberman pinscher, had the unbelievable bad luck of getting into a grave accident in front of his own home in Holliston, Massachusetts. The dog, a beloved pet of his carers, Peter and Eunice Rogaishio, was struck by not one but two cars – and needed immediate medical care.

After the accident, Thor’s carer, Rogaishio was in shock. He waited for Animal Control to arrive, but during heavy rush hour, they were clearly taking too long. Finally, he decided not to risk the dog’s life any longer – and put Thor in the back of his car to get him to IVG MetroWest in Natick as soon as possible.

Desperate to help his dog in time, Rogaishio illegally passed several vehicles, one being a Natick Police Officer. Rogaishio was pulled over and arrested on the spot. Seeing the dog lying lifelessly in the back seat and the blood on the man, the police took his truck and rushed Thor to the emergency room at the clinic.

Miraculously, Thor emerged from the accident victorious! He was transported to Tufts Medical in Grafton with three broken legs – compound breaks to both of the front legs and a shattered femur. He also suffered facial injuries and has a number of other wounds.

 

Fortunately, the police did recognize that there were extenuating circumstances that made Rogaishio drive the way he did. At his hearing, he was ordered to complete a traffic safety course in the next two months.

 

The estimated cost of Thor’s medical care is $22,000 – which does not include the months of recovery ahead of him. To help his family with the immense costs, Lisa Zais, who witnessed the moments right after Thor’s accident, created a crowdfunding page.

“Thor’s will to survive is amazing, he has the heart of a lion!” she writes about the pup. The beloved dog has a long way to get back to health yet – but the worst is already behind him and, with a little bit of help, he will hopefully have the chance to forget all about the ill-fated day of his accident altogether.

You can help Thor and his family by donating to his medical care via his GoFundMe page.

All image source: GoFundMe

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13 comments on “Terrified Dog Guardian Got Arrested Rushing His Dog to the Hospital – Let’s Help Him Cover the Expenses”

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James Struver
10 Months Ago

Glad he made it. Regarding Vet bills? Everyone with a pet should watch Dr. Jeff the Rocky Mountain Vet on National Geographic Wild. The dude charges as little as possible and he is an outstanding natural surgeon. Just an amazing gut(pun) for all he does.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeMK8JckIwA


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Melissa Milligan
10 Months Ago

Traffic safety course. What a crock. Bet they wouldn’t have done that - or even arrested him - if there was a bleeding human in the car. F-ing sickness “humanity” is.


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Bari Nixon
07 Dec 2017

Yes, the humanity of saving a living thing when it has life threatening injuries! Hopefully you're being facetious

James Struver
07 Dec 2017

Are you for real? Empathy happens with Humans. It is an instinct for many. We care about living things. It is likely some are not raised to have the ability to know empathy. 😢

Melissa Milligan
07 Dec 2017

You BOTH misread and misunderstood my comment. Wow.

Dawn Garnhum Alexander
10 Months Ago

Lisa Zais Have you seen this?


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Debby Bledsoe
10 Months Ago

Absolutely


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Kelly Plaas
10 Months Ago

I am so happy it ended well. Most people have a heart when it comes to animals. They know they are family to most of us. Good on the officer for helping out.


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Nancy De Carvalho Belato
10 Months Ago

O que fizeram é irracional , quem fez isso merece o mesmo tratamento


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Lesley Standridge
10 Months Ago

This is really Sad!


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Cynthia Conrad
06 Dec 2017

It is!!!

JOHN PASQUA
10 Months Ago

GET WELL THOR.


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Denise
10 Months Ago

Every dollar helps.


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