By Ashley Rader
The Carter County Humane Society and the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter are collecting donations to help pay for medical care for an injured dog found over the weekend.
ECCAS Director April Jones said animal control officers picked up a male shepherd mix dog near Okolona Road that had been hit by a car. The dog, which has been named Okay, suffered a shattered tibia, or lower leg bone.
Okay was taken to Robinson Animal Hospital for treatment. Jones said a vet at the hospital explained the dog would be a good candidate for a leg amputation to save his life. Okay was scheduled to have surgery Monday morning. The cost of the surgery is expected to be around $400.