German Shepherd Survives Train Collision - Regains Mobility in K-9 Cart Dog Wheelchair
We only recently became familiar with Monty's story. In December 2008, a German Shepherd Dog was hit by a passenger train in Montclair, NJ. The shepherd was laying in the snow in obvious distress surrounded by police men.
|Dog hit by train in Montclair, NJ with police onlooking.|
Joel Schwartzberg, who writes a blog for nj.com and the Star-Ledger, was on the train that arrived just after the shepherd was hit. In his blog, he mentions that despite his obvious pain, the dog never tried to bite or nip anyone. The German Shepherd Dog appeared to have no owner so he was rechristened Sir Montague or "Monty" for short.
Monty was treated by an emergency vet in Union, NJ, where his injuries were numerous. Monty had a severed spinal cord and was paralyzed in the hind end. In addition, he had a skull fracture, a nasty case of hookworms, and would test positive for heartworms. Later on the floppy ear that was thought to be a train injury would turn out to be an aural hematoma - an collection of blood in the ear that breaks down the normal cartilage tissue.