A 1-year-old dog is now recovering after being hit by a car in Graham County.
The Arizona Animal Welfare League says the dog, which was later given the name Crash, was hurt and taken to one of its partner rescue agencies just as the group was leaving on a weekly transport of animals to the shelter in Phoenix.
Crash required extensive surgeries to repair a leg broken in two places, among other injuries the rescue says would have likely been deadly had those involved not acted so quickly.
Crash has since undergone surgery at a clinic in Scottsdale, which included a metal plate to set his leg.
The one-year-old pup has several more weeks of recovery left, but will be available for adoption from the Arizona Animal Welfare League once that is completed in the next few weeks.