Tony, the injured sheltie, takes a turn for the worse

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Tony the Sheltie hit by a car last month in Raleigh, has taken a turn for the worse.

It's not good news for an 8-year-old sheltie named Tony, who along with his owner was hit by a car last month as they were taking a walk in Raleigh.

Tony has been at the N.C. State Veterinary Medical Center since the Dec. 16 accident where a car ran over his back legs.

His supporters now tell us Tony has taken a turn for the worse -- and things aren't looking very good.

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Veterinarians say the trouble ensued after "blood flow" stopped in his injured paw, and they're having trouble correcting the problem.

Tony had been on the mend it seemed after expensive and emergency surgery and an outpouring of community moral and financial support.

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His owner, Kunal Chablani, suffered some chest and facial injuries but was not as severely injured as his pet.

Francine Cronin, a generous-hearted passerby at the accident scene, rushed Tony to the vet and then spearheaded an online effort that raised more than $13,000 in less than a week for his care.

It was a wonderful effort that unfortunately, may not have a happy end.
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