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      Residents raise money for injured dog at shelter

      UPDATE: AUG. 8 11:30 A.M.:

      Mack was taken to the specialty veterinarian in Dallas yesterday. The surgery was scheduled for 8:30 a.m. this morning, but the vet found more damage to his spine that originally assessed. Mack will undergo more diagnostics and scans before surgery.

      UPDATE: AUG. 7 2 P.M.:

      According to the Jenna McFall at the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society, the Humane Society has raised 3/4 of the necessary amount for Mack's surgery. But, good news! They're going to have the surgery done anyway.

      Mack will leave at 8:30 a.m. for Dallas to see the specialist and have surgery. When the surgery is successful, and Mack is recovered, a local family has decided to foster Mack.

      Your #PanhandleSpirit has let Mack live. Donations are still being accepted at the Humane Society, 3501 S. Osage, and through www.amarilloadoptapet.com to cover the remainder of the expenses.

      ORIGINAL: AUG. 6:

      Mac, the 10-month-old German Shepherd, was hit by a vehicle on I-40 on Aug. 4, and left injured on the highway.

      He was left with a slipped disc, but he was able to drag himself to safety using only his front legs.

      His initial cost of care was $400; however, it was discovered that he needs surgery to repair his back, so now his costs are upwards of $4,500.

      The Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society is taking donations to raise the funds needed to get him surgery so he can be adopted.

      The Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society will make a decision regarding his care (and fate) on Friday morning.

      If you would like to donate to his care, please call their office at (806)373-1716 or use the paypal link on their website, www.amarilloadoptapet.com.

      Additionally, an employee from the neighboring Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare office made dog treats to go to his cause.

      Seems like our #PanhandleSpirit includes the care of shelter pups in need.