Dog thrown off bridge in Kansas City

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Lindey, the German Shepherd recovering after being thrown off of a Kansas City overpass.

Lindey, the German Shepherd recovering after being thrown off of a Kansas City overpass. (CREDIT: WDAF in Kansas City)

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A German Shepherd in Kansas City is recovering after a terrible act of animal cruelty we are all too familiar with here in Oklahoma.

The dog was thrown off an overpass there and now needs expensive surgery, much like Rookie’s, to recover.

FULL DETAILS from our Kansas City sister station, WDAF

Two people rescued the dog, “Lindey,” after she was thrown from the bridge.

Now they are leading the effort to raise money for the German Shepherd’s surgery.

A Kansas City veterinarian, Dr. Richard Smith with Piper Heritage Vet Clinic, examined Lindey after the fall.

Dr. Smith said Lindey had blood in her stomach, compression in her lungs and had been through a great deal of trauma.

Her front paws were severely damaged and had to be splinted.

“One paw was literally dangling,” Dr. Smith said.

Dr. Smith said the dog also had signs of previous abuse and mistreatment.

According to WDAF, the veterinarian estimated the surgery and follow-up care could reach at least $10,000.

“We are so appreciative and grateful of those who share whatever they have to help this girl because she is a sweetheart,” Dr. Smith said.

Rescuers named the dog “Lindey” after the woman who rushed her to the vet.

To donate toward Lindey’s recovery costs, visit or send/deliver your donations to the addresses below:

Love 4 Paws
P.O. Box 13305
Overland Park, Kan. 66282


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