Dog hit by train is finalist in national Petco contest

Posted at 1:34 PM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 18:41:41-05

The story of "Miracle Molly," the dog hit by a train back in January, won some money for BARCS in a Petco contest, but the pup still in the running to help the shelter that saved her life.

Molly was hit by a train and found on the tracks by Amtrak Officer Kevin McMullen. She survived her injuries but lost one of her legs. Officer McMullen visited Molly during her recovery and decided to adopt her.

She now visits schools to teach children how to approach and respect dogs, and is one of 54 winners in the 2016 Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes campaign.

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Throughout December, all 54 winning organizations will receive grants totaling $5,000 to $100,000. 

But Molly's story could win even more for BARCS.

The People's Choice pet could win an additional grant for his or her organization. The top vote-getters have a chance to pull in an additional $5,000 to $25,000.

You can go here to vote for "Miracle Molly."

The contest runs through December 31.

Petco will announce the grant awards on their Facebook page.

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