She was wrapped in a sleeping bag, thrown from a car in Glendale and left for dead.
Dasher, a young Rottweiler, had a bleak chance of survival when she was left at the intersection of Vermont and Cypress Avenue next to the Jackie Robinson Parkway on the night of Nov. 20, according to published reports.
But a quick response may have saved her life. She is currently seeking treatment at the New York City ASPCA but medical bills are racking up fast.
A firefighter at the scene decided that if Dasher survived he would adopt her.
To help the first responder pay for the medical bills, one local restaurant is holding a fundraiser on Wednesday.
Nier’s Tavern, located at 87-48 78th St. in Woodhaven, along with K9 Korral Inc. will be hosting the event from 5 to 9 p.m.
The event is called the “Let’s bring Dasher home fundraiser,” and a flyer is asking people to “Please come help this poor girl get better so she can get home.”
There will be food, raffles and entertainment throughout the night, and proceeds will help make sure Dasher finds her way home.
“We want to help get this dog a new home,” said Loycent Gordon, a firefighter and owner of Neir’s Tavern. “If we are not able to take care of pets that is a direct reflection of how we take care of each other.”