June 19th, 2019 10:00am
Shepparton resident Michael Hoye was given Riggy, a White Shepherd, almost 12 months ago but he was initially hesitant to accept the puppy because he knew dogs came with a lot of responsibility.
However, the pair instantly bonded and have been inseparable ever since.
‘‘Everywhere I go, he comes with me, he’s my baby boy,’’ Mr Hoye said.
Unfortunately, their special bond was nearly torn apart when Riggy was hit by a car in the early hours of last Saturday morning.
A distraught Mr Hoye rushed Riggy to the vet and discovered he had a haemorrhaged lung, dislocated hip, and a fractured shoulder blade.