Dog Survives 40 Ft. Fall from Kansas City Overpass

Posted: Mar 7, 2013 5:50 PM by Associated Press

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KANSAS CITY - A young German shepherd that fell or was thrown more than 40 feet from a Kansas City overpass will get badly needed surgery thanks to generous donors.

KSHB-TV reports the 2-year-old shepherd, nicknamed Lindey, broke all the tendons and ligaments in her front paws in the fall. She also needed operations on her teeth and spleen.

Witnesses reported seeing the dog soar off a viaduct onto snow in the Hale Arena parking lot of Kansas City's West Bottoms area last Friday. She was taken to Piper Heritage Vet Clinic in Kansas City, Kan., where a doctor said Lindey would need $10,000 worth of surgery.

By Thursday, donations were nearing $15,000 for the medical care.

Lindey has been getting around with bright pink splints on her front legs.

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