KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- A puppy named T.N.T short for the school that saved her life is on the road to recovery thanks to donations and one doctor's charitable offer.
At only 3 months old, TNT has suffered a lifetime of pain after fracturing her elbow. It's a story that touched the hearts of so many in East Tennessee especially one veterinarian's wife.
Dr. Mitch Rosenzweig, Veterinary Surgeon at the Animal Emergency Specialty Center said"I had no clue about the story until my wife woke me up and told me I had to do something to fix this puppy for the kids who were working hard to raise money."
The Animal Emergency Specialty Center called the Claiborne Animal Shelter to tell them they would fix T.N.T's leg for free.
Amelia Galvas, a shelter volunteer said "We had so many calls and emails of people wanting to donate money but we couldn't believe the call we got from the center. We were so excited because we didn't know if anyone would help."
It's an act of generosity that Dr. Mitch said "We wanted to give back to the community and those kids who worked so hard to raise money. We thought this would be a good way to show them what veterinarian medicine is all about."
As of Thursday afternoon, the school and community has raised $1,571 in just four school days. Since Dr. Mitch did the surgery for free; all the money raised will go to the Claiborne Animal Shelter's Emergency Fund that will help animals in the future.
T.N.T went into surgery Thursday morning and should be ready to go home later in the evening. It will take 6-8 weeks for her to fully recover and then she'll be up for adoption.
We will keep you posted on her progress and update you when she is adopted.