Injured dog gets second chance

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – She was left for dead, hit by a car. Now, an injured dog is getting another chance.

The Sandoval County Sheriff spotted a blue pit bull lying on the side of the road Tuesday. She was hit by a car, but the Sheriff and Animal Control rushed her to a vet.

The dog’s rescuers named her Beretta, and said she has nerve damage in her right leg, road rash on her chin and neck trauma.

Due to her injuries and no identification, she was scheduled to be euthanized, however, NM DOG, a non-profit agency, took her under their wing and now hope to find her owners.

“We think she’s got a family out there that’s probably missing her. We would like more than anything to return her or reunite her with her family,” said Angela Stell, NM DOG President.

Stell said Beretta is extremely friendly, and her weight makes rescuers believe she’d been cared for.

But if her owners aren’t found soon, “what she really needs right now is a foster home where she can recover and she can begin her healing process so she doesn’t have to sit in the clinic. They always do better when they’re in a home environment,” said Stell.

A vet will continue medication and physical therapy for Beretta, but she might lose her right leg. If her owners aren’t found, once she recovers, she’ll be ready for adoption.

If anyone would like to help with Beretta’s medical bills, click here for more information. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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