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Family takes action to help dog after it was hit by two cars

Posted at 10:45 PM, Oct 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-23 00:18:28-04

Newport News, Va. - Hope is back on her feet, but it's been a tough week.

The dog was hit by two cars on I-64 last week near the exit for Fort Eustis Boulevard.

Jonah Mericle saw the injured dog last Friday and took action to help her. "At this point, she was bleeding badly. It wasn't very comfortable for the dog pretty clearly, but she didn't bark. She didn't growl. She wasn't aggressive," said Mericle.

Mericle wrapped the dog in a towel and took her to a nearby vet. The dog has a pretty serious leg injury and will require surgery. Mericle and his wife are trying to raise money to help the dog. 

"For the community to reach out really was a big thing for me because it's one thing if it's your dog. It's another if it's a dog you don't even know," said Mericle."Money is tight for everyone."

The family is spreading the word about Hope to see if she has an owner they don't know about, but if not, the family plans to adopt her.

"I have two kids running around and she's never growled, nothing, perfect temperament," said Mericle.

If you recognize her, email brendan.ponton@wtkr.com.