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BRYAN A black lab mix named Ellie is recovering after she was hit by a car and left to die on the side of the road.
Both of Ellie's right legs are broken, but doctors say she'll be ok, thanks to a good samaritan who picked her up and rushed her to a Bryan animal hospital.
"Somebody just discarded her. So I helped her," said Alecia Harrell.
Harrell is a mail carrier in College Station. She says she spotted Ellie while driving her mail route, so she called her daughter to come help.
"I couldn't see a dog on the side of the road just suffering," said Harrell.
Harrell's daughter rushed the dog to Kingdom Animal Hospital in Bryan where she received surgery and splint for her back leg.
"She's such a sweet dog so we decided to give her a chance and save her," said Dr. Powell Knight, Kindgom Animal Hospital veterinarian.
A few people have donated money to Ellie's cause, but so far, they only cover a tenth of her medical costs.
Harrell says she's relieved Ellie is doing well, but she can't believe someone would leave the dog hurt on the side of the road to begin with.
"I'm an animal lover. I wouldn't do it, so why should someone else be that mean," said Harrell.
Doctors say they've already gotten calls from people interested in adopting Ellie. However, if you would like to help with medical costs, you can drop off donations at the Kingdom Animal Hospital.
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