WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 3-year-old dog named Max has a second chance at life: he had been hit by a car, and then a stranger rescued him, rushed him to the emergency vet, and paid the bill.
"He was outside playing with the kids which is a common thing," said Delila Isvorski, Max's owner. A group of people surrounded the injured dog on the side of Grand Avenue in Wausau when a stranger stopped to help.
"I had a blanket in the back of my car so my mom went back to the car and got the blanket and then I transferred him to the blanket and I just said I'm gonna take him to emergency vet," said Laura Berry, of Wausau.
Berry has a medical background as an EMT and a physician's assistant. She initially took him to an emergency vet in Mosinee. Max suffered a broken femur and fibula, which required surgery in Appleton.
Berry has spent more than $4,000 out of her own pocket for all of Max's medical expenses. "He was whimpering the whole way to Appleton but would just kind of look at us with his eyes and it was almost like he was just saying thank you which was so cool," Berry said.
The owner is forever grateful for Berry for giving her dog a second chance at life. "She's a God send, she's an angel for us," said Isvorski. "I have not come in contact with this kind of human kind in 33 years of life."
A Go Fund Me account has been set up to assist Berry with those funds. Max is expected to make a full recovery.