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After Major Trauma, Rescued Dog Almost Ready for Adoption

Ford was not expected to survive after being hit by car but he's making full recovery.

Ford is one lucky pooch.

Just a few months ago the brown and white pit bull was brought to the Bergen County Animal Shelter in bad shape — partially frozen, with a broken hip and pelvis.

Thanks to much love and care he's making a full recovery and will soon be eligible for adoption.

Ford had been found clinging to life on Route 280 in late January near Kearny by a state police officer. It's believed he had been hit by a car, says Deborah Yankow of the Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro.

"We weren't sure he was going to make it," says Yankow. The young dog, which the shelter named Ford, was very sick and couldn't even walk. The shelter's medical staff began caring for him he has turned out to be a great dog, she says.

The shelter will be participating at the NBC4 and New York Giants Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 at MetLife Stadium and visitors will be able to meet and apply to adopt young Ford.

The dog will need a patient family cognizant of his current special needs, the shelter staff says.

Yankow says she hopes to reunite Ford with the officer who rescued him at the event.

For more information call the animal shelter at 201-229-4600 or visit them on the web. 'Like' the Bergen County Animal Shelter on Facebook where many adoptable pets are featured each day.

Bender May 18, 2013 at 02:11 PM
Much thanks to all the people involved in saving this beautiful dog.
Mahwah Resident May 20, 2013 at 03:35 AM
Great story! How wonderful would it be if the officer who saved him could adopt Ford!

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