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Dog up for adoption after being hit by car in Dorchester, losing leg

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  November 20, 2012 12:43 PM

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A one-year-old dog that had to have a leg amputated after being hit by a car in Dorchester this month is up for adoption at the MSPCA-Angell Animal Adoption Center in Jamaica Plain.

The young pit bull mix named Nina is believed to have dug under a fence to escape from her owners’ backyard and was hit by a car when she darted into a busy street in early November, according to the center.

When veterinarians at the Angell Animal Medical Center told the dog’s owners that Nina’s leg was so damaged that it had to be removed, the family decided they did not have the time or resources to care for her and opted to surrender her for adoption.

Officials at the center said Nina has recovered well since the amputation surgery.

“What happened to Nina is both extremely sad and totally preventable, and we’re going to do all we can to find the perfect home for her,” animal care supervisor Kelly Keiley said in a statement. “Even though she only has three legs she is full of life, very sweet and would make an excellent companion for someone who wants to invest the time in helping her regain her confidence.”

To learn more about Nina and the animal adoption process, visit www.mspca.org/adoption.

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