(Reuters) -- In
an amazing story of canine survival California-style,
a dog named Dosha has shown she has nearly
as many lives as the average cat.
was hit by a car near her owner's Clearwater, California,
home on April 15. Next, a police officer shot her
in the head to put her out of her misery. Then,
presumed dead, she was put in a freezer at an animal
hours later, when a veterinarian opened the door
to the freezer, she was shocked to find Dosha,
a 10-month-old of mixed-breeding, standing upright
in a plastic orange bag -- the equivalent of a
human body bag.
on national television Wednesday, Dosha seemed
in fine spirits apart from a gunshot wound to her
head and other injuries sustained from being hit
by the car.
she first came in we called her miracle girl because
we couldn't believe what she had gone through and
was still with us," said veterinarian Deborah Sally
on NBC's "Today" show.
doing amazingly well," added Sally, who said the
dog had suffered from hypothermia after being put
in the fridge.