Dog succumbs to injuries after fundraising efforts by Raleigh woman
Kunal Chablani and his dog, Tony, were walking across Hillsborough Street when they were hit by a car on Dec. 16.Posted — Updated
Despite hours of surgery and care at the North Carolina State University veterinarian school, Tony took a turn for the worse over the weekend and wasn’t able to recover.
Tony passed away peacefully with Chablani by his side.
Francie Cronin came across the scene on her way to way to work. Cronin, who didn’t know Chablani, said the incident broke her heart.
"I'm an animal lover," Cronin said. "I have a dog, and I thought, if I was in that exact same situation, my concern would be for my dog as well. I just looked at him, and I told him, 'I will watch out for your dog and don't worry about the vet bills.'"
Tony's bills totaled well over $10,000 – a lot more than Cronin had expected.