Sweet Loretta was hit by a car and left for dead. A good Samaritan picked her up off the road and held her overnight until she could be picked up by California City AC. Covered in abrasions and unable to stand or walk, Loretta was taken to the shelter, and placed in the isolation room where it is quiet and warm. She was responsive and willing to lap up puppy formula, sitting up but leaning toward one side and not showing any inclination to walk. The first night there she did manage to rotate her body to the opposite side. This shelter has ZERO budget for vetting - volunteers worked on securing medical pledges so she could be seen by the vet. As soon as we were able, a volunteer took her to Pets R Us in Palmdale where she was assessed, xrayed and administered pain medication and fluids. Her scans were sent to Petrays and reviewed by a radiologist. The findings revealed spinal injury - soft tissue damage and narrowing in the cervical area.