Meet Peanut: Small dog found injured in Alamance County almost ready for adoption

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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A small dog named Peanut who was found injured along a highway in Alamance County is almost ready for adoption.

A local couple recently found the 1-and-a-half-year-old Chihuahua mix on the shoulder of Interstate 85 in Graham.

Liz and Lonnie Workman pulled over and stood by the highway for more than an hour, trying to coax the dog into their arms.

“I’m no hero,” Lonnie said. “I believe anybody with a loving, compassionate heart could not leave an animal helpless to die in the heat. Stranded on the highway.”

They’re now thankful they saw Peanut on the side of the highway and hope he’ll find a loving home.

Peanut is currently in the care of Humane Society of Alamance County, which is covering his medical costs.

The dog had surgery planned for Monday to repair his broken leg and dislocated hip. Peanut could barely walk when he was found.

Peanut will be up for adoption soon. The Humane Society of Alamance County can be reached at (336) 438-2023.