Good Deed Alert: Couple Helps East Lansing Woman After Dog Struck by Car

By: News 10
By: News 10

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Dear Courtney.
Once upon a time, I was a young woman living alone in a town where I didn’t really know anyone. My only friend was my German Shepherd, Shammy.  He helped keep me sane and safe in the sketchy neighborhood I lived in. He was incredibly important to me as I know Buddy is to you.
Please use this money to help pay for his medical costs. It is some birthday money I’ve saved over the year and I would get great pleasure if you would use it for your friend.


Viewer Kortney Asher of East Lansing, shared this story of a good deed done by a kind-hearted couple, when they witnessed her struggling to help her German Shepherd, Boss, after he had been struck by a car.

The couple helped Kortney get Boss into her car, they then helped her take him to a local vet for treatment of a badly broken leg. Boss was taken to MSU for more advanced treatment of his injuries. When Kortney got home that night, she found a note from the lady, and when she went to MSU the next day she found that the couple had dropped off a card, and $250 in cash to help with her dog's medical expenses.

Here is Kortney's story:

"I need to share my story. I was home alone Tuesday evening when I heard my dog start yelping. He was unfortunately hit by a car. He is an almost 3 year old German shepherd, so a large dog. He is 90 lbs. and not easily lifted and handled by myself. The car that hit him never stopped. I managed to get him back across Lake Lansing road into my yard and could tell his right front leg was badly broken – but was unable to determine any other injuries.

This couple stopped and helped me with him. The man backed my car up to him while the woman talked to me to keep me calm, determine where to take him, and after realizing the shock I was in, and seeing he kept trying to stand up in my car, offered to drive me to the animal hospital. She notified them that I was there, hugged me, and made sure I was okay before she left. I had to take him to MSU emergency for overnight evaluation and then to speak to an orthopedic surgeon regarding his broken leg. I arrived home late that evening to a note she had left after stopping by to see how I was. At MSU the next day, a card was left addresses to me and my dog.

I am in tears. The generosity of this woman is something you do not see often anymore. I am forever indebted to her for stopping and helping me with him. I wouldn't have been able to lift him myself, let alone drive him and keep him calm. The simple act of stopping was more than I was able to express thankfulness for, but then to provide money for his expenses to keep my best friend around. Please, share this amazing act of generosity and love. My puppy will make a full recovery and sustained no worse injuries than a badly broken leg.

I needed to share. I will ensure one day to certainly pay it forward.

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