Florida Today

Published: Aug 11, 2014 4:24 PM EDT

COCOA, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida puppy is on the road to recovery five months after he was tossed from a moving vehicle.
    
Since then, officials say the 8-month-old American Staffordshire terrier named Chance has had four surgeries, laser therapy on overstretched tendons and chiropractic massage on his back muscles. Florida Today (http://on.flatoday.com/1oDJIFv ) reports he should soon be ready for adoption following one last surgery to remove a bone fragment from his right rear leg.
    
Central Brevard Humane Society manager Kevin McMullan says Chance is a "happy-go-lucky" puppy.
    
Officials say he was just 13 weeks old in April when he was tossed out of the car. He suffered a broken ankle, shoulder and knee.
    
The Melbourne animal rescue group Purrs and Whiskers has raised more than $5,400 to cover the dog's medical expenses.
    
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Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com

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