Fairfield family adopts dog hurt on I-95

<p>Maddie the dog, who was struck by a car on I-95 back in May, has been adopted and finally has a fur-ever home.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 25, 2017, 6:58 PM

Updated 2,396 days ago


Maddie the dog, who was struck by a car and abandoned on I-95 back in May, has been adopted.
News 12 Connecticut first reported on Maddie shortly after she’d been rescued on I-95 with broken bones and deep cuts from being hit and dragged by a car.
A passing driver spotted the bulldog-boxer mix and brought her to emergency veterinarian services.
Since then, the Westport Animal Shelter Advocates took over Maddie’s care and received over $7,000 in community donations to help in the dog’s recovery.
After five months and several surgeries and rehabilitation, Maddie was finally adopted by Mary Ann Masarech and Jim Motavalli .

“When we first brought her here for the home visit and we brought her into the yard, she audibly sighed,” says Julie Loparo, president of Westport Animal Shelter Advocates. “It was like ‘sigh, I'm home.’”
Maddie's new parents say they were looking to get a second dog for a year and a half and hadn't found one who fit in with their family until Maddie.

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