Rescue group fundraising for dog that was hit by car, previously shot

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PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – SPCA Suncoast, located in New Port Richey, has started a GoFundMe campaign for Niko, a dog that was hit and dragged by a car in Hernando County. Niko was scheduled to be euthanized on Nov. 25 because he had what was thought to be a fractured pelvis.

Niko’s X-rays indicate that he has a fractured vertebra, which is compressing his spine, causing paralysis. Upon further examination of the X-rays, we were shocked that we also saw he had also previously been shot twice.

Blue Pearl shows that Niko has a fracture to the L7 vertebrae, the last one before the sacrum. Luckily it’s not affecting the spinal cord proper, rather a nerve root that’s located nearby.

The estimate of Niko’s surgery is $5,000 and since we already secured a $2,000 donation from Nick Borgesano, owner of Kegenix, we are seeking funding for the remaining $3,000 to cover the cost for his surgery.

Niko’s GoFundMe page can be found on our Facebook page or here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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