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OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma soldier came to the rescue of an injured German Shepherd and now other animal rescue groups are joining in the effort.

“Trooper”, a 4-year-old German Shepherd, was found in freezing temperatures on I-40 outside of Oklahoma City, between McLoud and Harrah.

His rescuer,¬†CPT Canada Cortesio, said the German Shepherd, “just happened to have his head raised up just right and I caught a glimpse.”

She was on her way to report for duty in Arkansas but knew she couldn’t leave him behind. dog

Cortesio took “Trooper” to the Animal Emergency Center.

It is apparent “Trooper” has been hit by a car and his shattered pelvis needs a very expensive surgery in order for him to walk again, approximately $4,000.

The Bella Foundation and Safe Haven Animal Rescue have set up a fund to help raise money for his surgery.

Rescuers are also searching for Trooper’s owners, and hope to reunite them soon.