From 10News,

Written by
Kristin Weber

A 7-month-old puppy is fighting for its life after a good Samaritan found it Wednesday on the side of the road at Fowler Avenue and I-75.

According to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, the caring citizen saw what appeared to be a dead dog lift its head as she drove by and immediately pulled over to retrieve it.

The Humane Society said the terrier mix, now named “Katie”, was so weak from starvation and neglect she was unable to stand.

Photos: Emaciated puppy rescued

“She is literally skin and bones,” said Dr. Karla Bard, a veterinarian who works at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Bard says she believes they got “Katie” in time and she has a very good chance of making it.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay will care for “Katie” until she can be placed in a foster home for a full recovery