Dog Hit By Van During A Police Chase Will Survive, Vets Say
After Gordo was hit during the Wednesday night chase in Los Angeles, Twitter mobilized to #savethewhitedog. He was expected to undergo surgery Thursday afternoon, and donations are coming in to cover the cost of the procedure.
Los Angeles residents tuned in to to watch a police chase Wednesday night involving a white van.
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As the chase wound through South L.A neighborhoods, the driver struck a small white dog.
The driver and a passenger were stopped by the California Highway Patrol and arrested on suspicion of stealing the van,
Attention quickly turned to saving the dog, with locals expressing their hopes for his recovery on Twitter.
He went into surgery Thursday afternoon.
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ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals' Kim Carey and Annie Lo said they would work to save his severely injured leg. The animal hospital was
accepting donations online, which poured in since the dog was injured Wednesday.
The surgery went well, according to the animal hospital, and he's expected to recover.