A woman's dog, Sasha, was hit by a minivan when they were crossing the street. Marcia Pinkstaff said the driver "didn't see us and she hit Sasha, very, very hard."
Sasha was left with "tears in her lungs, a tear in her diaphragm, and liver damage."
She is recovering, but will need several vet visits, including x-rays, lab work, and possibly undergo surgery.
The driver's insurance company, Farmer's Insurance, offered to pay for one or two of the vet trips, but after that they would consider her "totaled." Meaning, instead of paying for Sasha's treatments, they would only pay for a replacement puppy, treating her like a totaled vehicle, as opposed to a living being.
Unbelievable. Meanwhile, Marcia is left to pay for the rest of the vet bills on her own. So heartless.
And as for the person who hit Sasha, he or she needs to own up to what they did and pay out of pocket if they have to! This is ridiculous!
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Tags: car accident, farmers insurance, insurance company, totaled