There are over 200 million stray dogs in the world, and Frankie was one of them, despite the fact that she went by the name “Frankie” for many years. Unfortunately, the pit bull’s precarious situation was exacerbated when he was hit by a car while hunting for food.
To add insult to injury, the driver failed to stop, trapping the unfortunate dog on the road, unable to walk. Not only did a number of drivers fail to pull over to assist, but others even drove directly over the injured dog. Finally, a woman came to a halt in her automobile to take Frankie to the shoulder, but she failed to call for assistance, thereby abandoning the adorable animal to die.
The poor puppy had already been hit by multiple automobiles by the time a graduate student named Sarah drove past. While her husband sped off to the nearest animal hospital, the young woman picked up the dog and carefully placed her inside the car. Frankie was taken to the canine emergency room, where the vet revealed that her pelvis had been broken in several places.
Despite the strong probability that she would be held accountable for the expenditures, Sarah chose to wait for Frankie’s results, despite being a notoriously cash-strapped student. Sarah returned to pick up the dog after her hospital stay a few days later, then took her to a different surgeon for a second opinion. Despite the fact that she didn’t recognize this dog from the other stray dogs roaming their city, her main worry was that the animal recovered entirely, regardless of the expense.
Frankie’s pelvis had been fractured in many places, leaving her unable to urinate on her own, thus nothing about the procedure or rehabilitation was easy. In addition to the accident-related road rash all over the dog’s body, the delicate position of the injury raised the danger of nerve damage.
To make matters worse, the stray had severe mange, despite the fact that Sarah remembers the dog being so brave that she only yelped when she had to be relocated. As a result, Sarah dubbed the dog Frank the Tank, or Frankie, in honor of her resilience in the face of such a dreadful trauma.
And a year later, Frankie is doing better than ever. Not only has she physically recovered, she’s found herself in a loving new home with two loving humans and a fellow canine sibling. And while Sarah was, of course, hit by exorbitant medical bills in the end, she’d help Frankie (or any other animal for that matter) if she could do it again.
Learn more about Frankie’s close call in the video below!