HUDSON, Fla. (FOX 13) - A little dog in Hudson is proving she's a fighter that has beaten the odds after being hit by a car.
Glen Hobbs said his Dachshund mix Vesper had been hit by a car two months ago after she managed to get out of their house.
The pup survived the accident, suffering a fractured jaw and leg. Veterinarians pinned her leg to help her heal, Hobbs said.
According to Vesper's family, she appeared to be recovering well, walking and running on three of her legs.
That all changed Monday, when Hobbs said Vesper started dragging her backside and suddenly lost all feeling in her hind legs.
The family's veterinarian at Acupet used forceps and squeezed Vesper's toes, but the little dog had no feeling. Test results determined she had a lesion on her spine, and surgery on her back would cost more than $10,000.
Hobbs brought his children to see Vesper at the vet's office and the family prepared to put their beloved pet to sleep.
But when they went for their final visit, the doctor showed how he was testing for feeling in Vesper's legs. As he squeezed her back toe to show Vesper had no feeling in her paws, the pup let out a loud yelp.
"We went from putting the dog down to her surviving," Hobbs said. "Literally the tears started flowing along with the doctor feeling the emotion. The nurses all came in and of course everyone was in tears and shocked that she pulled through again."
Hobbs said Acupet fitted Vesper for a wheelchair, which will allow their pup to run around freely.