Crippled Stray Pleaded With Man To Grab Her And Run Across Treacherous Highway

When this sweet senior stray went looking for food, she was tragically hit by a car. She had dared to cross a busy highway since she couldn’t find food elsewhere.

She had been lying, seriously injured, for quite some time. Thankfully a rescuer heard about the dog and drove to help her.

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The rescuer arrived as quickly as possible. It was heartbreaking to see the poor dog. They had no idea how long she had been lying there but she was too weak and injured to stand.

She laid helpless in a cold dirty puddle. The kind man hurried over and picked the dog up carefully. He then crossed the busy highway with her in his arms.

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Even though the dog was in so much pain, she didn’t cry. She was such a brave girl. They raced over to the vet and the doctor confirmed that she was severely dehydrated and underweight.

She was in that spot for a long time! Poor baby! The vet also ran tests and it revealed that she had fractured her front leg and it was badly infected. She also had a fractured hip.

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The next step was to give the brave dog a name, Poyraz. Poyraz was put on pain meds and antibiotics. The next day, she was a bit stronger so they scheduled her for surgery, which was a total success!

Everyone was optimistic that the dog would recover quickly but then her infection worsened and they had to amputate her infected leg.

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Poyraz did very well despite losing a limb. She adjusted quickly. The vet clinic also worked to improve her strength through physical therapy. Amazingly, Poyraz was walking within weeks.

Sure, she didn’t walk as well as the average dog but she got around in her own way. Everyone was elated to see how far she had come. Just look at her smile below! Isn’t she a cutie?

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Poyraz is happily living in her foster home now. Once she’s medically cleared, she’ll be able available for adoption. To see her rescue, and incredible recovery, check out her full story below!

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10 of the Smartest Dogs in the World:


A friend of mine has a beautiful Dalmatian. Friendly, energetic and lovable, she was a perfect family pet… but she wasn’t the smartest pooch on the planet. See, she knew how to go through the pet door out into the garden, but she had no clue how to get back inside. It never occurred to her that the flap could swing both ways. So she would sit outside and howl until my friend would open the door.

Repeated demonstrations of the dual movement of the flap had no effect; it just did not compute. The dog breeds on this list, however, probably don’t have that problem. They’re widely considered to be among the cleverest canines in the world. Take a look and see if you agree.

1. German Shepherd

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No surprise here. German Shepherds are the world’s best police dogs, military dogs, and some have even been movie stars (remember Rin Tin Tin?). Brave, loyal, smart and strong, they’re the total package.

2. Beagle

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Also on the list of the best family-friendly dogs in the world, the Beagle has an incredible nose that lets them sniff out just about anything. Born detectives, they’re not the most trainable pets, but they are smart. And hey, nobody ever accused Snoopy of being dumb.

3. Golden Retriever

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A popular choice for assistance dogs for their easy temperament, natural intelligence and loyalty, Golden Retrievers are natural guides and also serve as great rescue dogs. Active and fun to be around, they’re wonderful family pets.

4. Border Collie

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Border Collies are considered by many to be the geniuses of the dog world. Expert herders, laser-focused (they’re known for their intense stare), and incredibly agile to boot, they’re workaholics and excellent athletes. Just don’t expect to keep one cooped up in an apartment.

5. Poodle


Did you know poodles were originally hunting dogs? They respond very well to training and are quick to learn tricks. So don’t let the fluffy looks and styled mane fool you! These dogs are among the smart canines around. Plus, they’re among the best dogs in the world for those who suffer allergies.

6. Belgian Malinois


A terrific military dog, the Malinois is a natural herder, tracker and worker. Smart, trainable and protective, these dogs require an owner who knows what he or she is doing. In addition to the military, Malinois are often recruited as guard dogs and police dogs as well.

7. Papillon

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Named for their butterfly-shaped ears, papillons are small, cute and pretty smart. They’re considered the smartest of the toy dog breed, with intelligence levels comparable to the über-smart border collie. They’re alert and focused pets, and loyal and lovable: an ideal friend for he family.

8. Doberman


Sadly, Dobermans are known more for their ferocity than their smarts, but these are considered among the most intelligent dogs in the world, as well as one of the most effective guard dogs around. They’re outstanding students known to be affectionate and obedient.

9. Bloodhound

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Don’t let the wrinkles and dopey expression fool you! Bloodhounds have the keenest of noses, and are often used for trailing (so much so that their evidence can be used in court against you!). These are loving but strong-willed dogs, and are often used on search and rescue missions.

10. Australian Cattle Dog

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You need a smart, determined and energetic dog to control unruly cows. And that’s just what the Australian Cattle Dog, or ACD, does. They’re intelligent enough to herd these much larger creatures, and while they need their independence and wide open spaces, they’re eager workers who know how to get the job done.

Did we miss your brainy dog on this list? If so, write in and let us know about it!

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