A Quick Rescue Story With a Happy Ending

photo of dog on couch
Who could throw this dog from a car? Photo provided by the rescuer.

So quick that before I had a chance to write it up, the rescue found a home!

And this one was not a cat but a dog rescue. Not that I have anything against dogs, but there is only so much time and space to share stories, and I figure you are reading The Creative Cat because you like cats  so I generally stick with cats, though I know many people have both cats and dogs. But a good story is a good story, and that’s that. I had to share this one just to give us all a smile and to publicly thank someone who went out of their way to help an animal. Besides that, when I first looked at his photo I laughed because he looks like a Beagle with the wind blowing through his ears!

I’m sure all of us animal lovers receive e-mails all the time including the stories of rescued animals who need homes, and I received one yesterday with the story of this dog, plus the story of the person who rescued him.

On Sunday morning as I was heading to work, I saw a car slowing down and literally throw a dog from their door. They had slowed down considerably but the poor thing laid there. I did a u turn and went back because I wasn’t sure what it was. My first thought was a cat. I believe that the breathe had been knocked out of him because he didn’t move for a few seconds. After I realized he was alive, I convinced him to come to me with a sandwich that I had packed for lunch. He was filthy dirty and limped on his right leg.

I took him home and bathed him. Treated him for fleas and heartworms with the Revolution product. He actually didn’t appear to have any fleas on him. He was so loving and playful. He was no longer limping and was in our yard romping around like a young dog would do. I am guessing his age at maybe 6 months. At night time, we debated about where to put him but he jumped up on our loveseat and fell right to sleep. He laid on his back with his paws in the air. Very sweet. He did not mess in the house one time and actually a couple of times has scratched at the door to go out.

He has a very sweet personality. You can tell he is young, he jumps and plays with lots of enthusiasm. He loves tennis balls and ropes. I wish I could keep him but I currently have 4 cats and 1 dog. Two of my cats have gone into hiding! 

I decided I’d post him here anyway because I wanted to share her story. I e-mailed the author for more details on how he did with the cats since that’s something I usually check with dogs for adoption, and by the time she replied he had a home already!

Don’t we wish they would all end that way! Of course, someday people will no longer throw dogs and cats out of cars, and there won’t be any more homeless pets.

Photo provided by the rescuer.

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8 thoughts on “A Quick Rescue Story With a Happy Ending

  • April 4, 2012 at 12:35 am
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    A happy ending, but it is beyond me how anyone can throw an animal out of a car!! 🙁 So glad it has got a good home now

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    • April 4, 2012 at 4:22 am
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      Carolyn, except for the risk, I’m almost glad they did. It certainly ended up better for the dog!

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  • April 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm
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    What a super story and it’s a happy ending. I agree with the others, a big thanks you to the rescuer! I do so wish every story like this had a happy ending. It’s just so wonderful to read this 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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  • April 3, 2012 at 6:17 pm
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    everything happens for a reason…what are the odds that soneone would turn around and pick him up..Bless the person who did that, and bless you for featuring this article

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    • April 4, 2012 at 4:16 am
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      I know, imagine on a Sunday with little traffic and the rescuer happens to be right there. Those people didn’t deserve a nice dog like that.

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  • April 3, 2012 at 6:13 pm
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    Bernadette, thank you so much for this wonderful story! I agree — I wish all rescued pets could find a home so fast. A big thank-you for the rescuer, too. She or he has a true heart of gold.

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