- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Bismarck man who rescued a dog that was dumped from a moving vehicle onto Interstate 94 in western North Dakota says he’s received an outpouring of support thanks to social media.

Bill Kramer, who owns a towing and hauling business, saw the female pit bull being tossed from a vehicle on Monday. He stopped to help, braving passing traffic traveling at 75 mph to get the dog off the highway center line.

“At first, I thought, ‘This is stupid. I’m going to get run over,’ (but) I was nervous for her,” he told The Bismarck Tribune (https://bit.ly/1OFKfXK ).

Kramer crawled on his hands and knees toward the dog.

“She was just frozen,” he said.

It took Kramer’s own dog coming out of his truck to get her to move and follow him so Kramer could lift her into the truck. He determined the dog had a broken leg, facial injuries and was terrified.

“She’s a sweet, sweet dog,” Kramer said, adding that the animal appeared almost remorseful after bleeding all over his truck. “It definitely tugs at my heartstrings.”

Kramer posted a plea for help on Facebook and got hundreds of messages and calls from people as far as Florida, California, Massachusetts and Washington willing to donate money or supplies, or even adopt the dog.

Donations covered the estimated $850 in vet bills, and Kramer says a friend is taking in the dog, now named Celine Dion.

“That was kind of cool how people banded together to do something,” Kramer said.

He plans to post Facebook updates on the dog’s recovery. Celine Dion will be in a cast for four weeks but will be OK.

“I’d just like to thank all those people for caring and reaching out,” Kramer said.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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