Fla. Man Rescues Dog Trapped in Crate

Brian Lachat says intersection US-41 and Goodlette Frank Road in Naples, Fla., is a busy one, and seeing a box in the middle of the road is very unusual. On May 1, 2015, the man witnessed how that box, which was in a reality a dog crate, got hit by three cars and bounced from one lane to the other, and when he caught a glimpse of it in his rear-view mirror, the man realized there was a dog inside the crate.

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“I thought it was a recycle bin,” Lachat told ABC.”I seen it was a dog crate, and I seen him flopping around. So I stopped and backed up. I ran out and grabbed him.”

Thanks to the actions of this heroic driver, the black dog trapped inside the crate is alive today.

Once rescued, Lachat took the dog to the nearest veterinarians. There, it was determined the pet was in excellent health. The pooch had been recently neutered but unfortunately did not have a microchip and reuniting him with his owners has been difficult.

For now Lachat is caring for the dog and hopes the dog’s true owners come forward to claim their pet.

107 thoughts on “Fla. Man Rescues Dog Trapped in Crate”

  1. Someone put him in a crate … that ended up on a highway . I don’t think I would worry about who the owners were.

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    • Really? Can’t believe they didn’t know a dog that size was missing from the their vehicle. Just another jackass breathing our air.

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    • I absolutely agree, what person puts their pet in a crate then has it in a place to fall off. I’m sure they had other options. I think the dog is better off with his savior, if it’s possible.

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    • We who love and appreciate animals and our pets, thank the person with true heart that rescued this precious fur baby. I don’t trust the beautiful fur baby’s owners. If they are that irresponsible to have that dog in a crate of all things, then seems to me the owners were getting rid of it. Best of love and life to the fur baby and the awesome and kind rescuer.

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    • I am sickened by those that have animals and assume the animals don’t suffer pain and have feelings!

      We live in a rural area and have had so many dogs and cats abandoned on our driveway during the 35 years living here!

      My heartfelt thanks to Brian and all those people with a “heart” that rescue and care for abandoned pets!

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    • Anonymous, things fall out trucks all the time without people noticing it at first. But, I guess you’re so perfect, you don’t know this.
      Hope, you’re one of the few sensible people on this site. People don’t know if the dog was stolen , if it was deliberate or an accident; yet they judge while knowing nothing. The rescuer is to be blessed though.

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      • THANK YOU! You are one of the few here that chose not to judge the person that lost the pup…..I agree with you, until the person that owns the pup comes forward and tells the reason the crate fell out in the road….NO PERSON on this Earth has the right to ASSUME anything!!!!! And BRAVO to the rescuer!!!!

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      • @Jaz Sounds like you would not give much attention to a dog crate falling from the truck!!!

        You ARE one of those who don’t treasure pets as family!

        Anyone not securing a crate in a truck bed is stupid!!!

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  2. Being recently neutered, I don’t think the owners may be responsible for this. Who would take steps to raise this dog, get it neutered, and then leave it to die?

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  3. HOW CAN ANYONE DRIVING A CAR HIT DOG CRATE AND NOT STOP?????? UNLESS IT WAS DONE DELIBERATELY!!!! EVEN I IT WAS THOUGHT TO BE EMPTY!!!! KUDOS TO THIS VERY CARING MAN WHO STOPPED AND SAVED THIS BIG ADORABLE DOG!!!! IT’S A MIRACLE THE DOG WASN’T INJURED FROM BEING TOSSED AROUND BEING HIT BY THE CARS!!!!! I AGREE THAT THE SUPPOSED OWNERS DON’T CARE ANYTHING ABOUT THIS DOG!!! THAT’S WHY THE DOG DOES NOT HAVE A MICROCHIP OR EVEN A COLLAR!!!!!

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  4. well thank goodness someone stopped and saved him, but let’s remember that dogs are being stolen all over the states and ending up thousands of miles from where they live, now if some idiot had the dog in the back of a truck in a crate and it fell out that is yet a different story. still thankful that he got saved poor baby..

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  5. you have NO idea what the situation is! he was recently neutered, in a crate. probably slid out the back of a truck. you don’t know that the owners were not backtracking and searching for their dog! maybe the worst they are guilty of is not properly securing the crate!

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    • If someone had lost the dog, after 2 days there should be signs up looking for the dog.
      If someone has just left the dog, he should be neutered.

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