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Dog crawls out of its grave after being hit in the head with a hammer and buried

By Mason White 5:35 PM April 6, 2015

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A dog in Washington, is lucky to be alive after being hit in the head with a hammer and buried officials at the Washington State University said.

The stray dog ​​was hit by a car before being slammed in the head with a hammer in a misguided mercy killing attempt.

The dog was buried after it appeared to be dead.

Four days after the burial, the dog managed to stagger to a nearby farm, where it was found by a worker who took it to a vet for help.

That black and white dog called Theia, has been receiving medical care at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Theia is only a year old, and suffered a dislocated jaw, leg injuries and a sinus cavity.

The dog still requires surgery to help it breathe. An organization helped pay for some of the treatment. A fundraising website was setup to help cover the remaining cost of the dog’s treatment.

A Facebook page was also created to keep supporters updated. All remaining funds will be used to treat other sick animals.