Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The money raised to care for a dog injured on I-75 has paid for his surgical bills.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Marietta woman who helped rescue a dog hit by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 75 asked for public donations to help pay for his recovery. Northeast Cobb Patch talked to Dana Wachsmann in April about her fundraising efforts for Gravitt, a likely stray who was named after the Marietta Police officer who rushed the animal to emergency veterinary care. Several operations, including surgery to reattach the dog's pelvis to its spine, came to an estimated $7,500. Wachsmann contacted Patch this week to report that more than $8,000 in donations has been received for Gravitt's medical care. She also said that Marietta resident Deann Seckinger and her family, which took in the dog on a temporary basis, will be giving Gravitt a permanent home …
Friday, April 27, 2012
The dog whose life was saved on Interstate 75 by five Cobb County residents is expected to make a complete recovery.
On a Saturday morning in March, the traffic on Interstate 75 in Marietta came to a halt when a motorist hit a dog. Five Cobb County residents came together in an effort to save the dog's life. Gravitt, named for the Marietta police officer that helped get him emergency veterinary care, survived. Since Northeast Cobb Patch reported Gravitt's story, people across the nation have sent donations, prayers and messages to support his recovery. But despite the publicity, no owner has claimed Gravitt and the man who stopped in I-75 traffic to carry him to safety still has not been identified. Gravitt is recovering from a fractured pelvis and knee surgery at the Cobb home of Deann Seckinger, one of the people who helped rescue him. He had his …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Five strangers came together to save a dog's life in Cobb County.
Marietta resident Dana Wachsmann drove past the South Loop on Interstate 75 around 10:30 a.m. March 31 on her way to an appointment. A white dog was running along the shoulder. She pulled over and tried to catch the dog. Roxane Fox of Acworth noticed Wachsmann on the I-75 roadside with the dog. She thought it was Wachsmann's dog. She stopped to help. Confused and frightened, the dog started running close to traffic. Deann Seckinger, also of Marietta, saw the two women and the dog. She didn't hesitate to pull over and help, but the dog darted into the path of a tractor-trailer. "The tractor-trailer was able to stop and avoid hitting him. ... It was an act of God," Wachsmann told Northeast Cobb Patch. "Someone blew their horn. The dog ran …