MIAMI (WSVN) - A 5-year-old dog is on the road to recovery after she survived a shooting and then was hit by a car in Miami.

The boxer-mix named Star is now recovering at Clint Moore Animal Hospital in Boca Raton from her injuries, Monday.

She struggles with every step she takes, but she’s still fighting to survive.

“Dogs are very resilient. She’s definitely accepting the way she is and I think happy to be alive,” said good Samaritan Heather Glassman.

Glassman found Star injured along the street near Northwest Seventh Avenue after she was hit by a car on Aug. 28.

“My inner self told me I should turn around and see what that was,” she said.

Star was in bad shape and unable to move, and that’s why Glassman decided to take her to an emergency clinic.

Doctors at the clinic found that the stray dog had been shot sometime before she was hit.

“They called me in, and they said, ‘We want to show you something,'” Glassman said, “couldn’t find any point of entry, so wherever she’d been shot had healed. They showed me in the X-ray that right in her chest, she had a bullet.”

Dr. Brian Butzer with Clint Moore Animal Hospital is now caring for her.

“The biggest hurdle is ahead of her with her leg, the nerve damage to that leg,” Butzer said. “This dog has such a will to live and such a giving personality that we’re hoping to bring her through.”

She’s working hard to recover and her will to live has inspired her new name: Star. “She’s a super star,” Glassman said.

Glassman said she’s on a mission now to find a loving home for Star. “I want to find someone to love her and give the best opportunity for the rest of her life,” she said. “I don’t know who the lucky one is. I know she’s very lucky, but I’m lucky that I found her.”

If you’re interested in helping Star, go to the links below.


If you are interested in adopting Star, you can contact Heather Glassman via email at

If you would like to follow Star’s road to recovery, you can go to her Facebook page.

If you would like to donate to help with Star’s treatment, you can contact Clint Moore Animal Hospital at (561) 487-0226 or click on the GoFundMe link.

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