Dog hit by light rail train almost ready for a new home

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AURORA -- They named the dog Amtrack…because she was almost killed after somehow getting on the tracks near the Dayton Street light rail station in Aurora.

“RTD Security called Aurora Animal Control after the engineer called in the accident,” said Dale Keith, the Animal Care Agent who responded. “I walked the tracks until I found Amtrack, bloodied and mangled about a ¼ mile from the station, which is in the middle of I-225.”

The pup lost sight in her left eye, had problems walking, and one of her paws was shredded, but following $1,600 worth of surgery the only sign of any trauma is that her eye looks blood shot.

“We hope to find a good home for the pup, once her time in a foster home is up in a couple of weeks,” said Dr. Nicole Bartley. “She is great with other pets, she is house-broken and loves to take walks…she might not be ready for little children as she is still a bit skittish following her ordeal.”

The Aurora Shelter is looking for financial help from the community to put money back into the till for the next pet that will need treatment.

If you would like to help here is where to send you donation:
Aurora Animal Shelter / Aurora Animal Care Division
15750 E. 32nd Avenue
Aurora, CO 80011-1518
303-326-8292 (desk) 303-326-8294 (fax)
www.auroragov.org/animal