The greyhound is owned by Sherri Sulkowski and her family.
The fundraiser has been set up through the website Fundrazr.com.
This is what was posted on the fundraising website:
"Gracie the Greyhound was out on a leashed walk while with her owner and was attacked by a dog that broke loose. She got out of her harness and ran. Missing for 12 days and ran 15-plus miles and was found on Monday, March 10. Her veterinarian bill will more than likely exceed $3,000—it is already past $1,300. She may need surgery for ligament or tendon repair to yet be determined. She needs to be stabilized yet. She is on the mend. I do not see why her owners should have to pay all of this money out of their pocket due to the lack of knowledge in which a dog which is aggressive broke loose and attacked her due to it not being restrained properly!"
The fund-raising campaign runs through May 1—and as of Tuesday afternoon, 12 people had already donated $460 toward the $3,000 goal.
"I did see Gracie and just knowing some of her trauma she went through, she was guided by her angels to be found!" wrote Theresa Cunningham Mitchell, who started the fund-raising campaign.