Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Injured Dog Receives Help from Local Teen

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Injured Dog Receives Help from Local Teen

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Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer

This is a story of a boy and a dog.

As 16-year-old J.P. Van Haren was walking to work at a sandwich shop on St. Augustine Road on July 5, he said he saw someone in a car hit a dog and then drive away.

The German shepherd mix had a shattered jaw and broken leg.

"He [the car's driver] caught the . . . dog, slowed down, then took off," J.P. said. "It shocked me that he hit the dog and drove off, so I ran into the road. His whole jaw was hanging shattered. I ran to a store and called my mom and she brought some towels, and we took him to the animal hospital."

Scott Mill Animal Clinic worked on the year-old dog to stabilize it, with the surgeries tallying about $700 in medical bills. And while the injuries were serious, J. …

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