Street Dog Hit By Car Is Saved By Unexpected Rescuers

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In many Latin American countries, street dogs are overlooked by locals and authorities alike. Rarely do these unfortunate beings find the loving hand of a human, a meal, or a safe place to rest each night, but the world is changing and strays are being helped by caring individuals now more than ever before.

A Labrador mix from Ecuador found himself the victim of a car collision yesterday when he was hit as he attempted to cross the street. Injured and limping, the unnamed dog crawled to a sidewalk and lay there hoping for the pain to go away, or for a miracle to take place.

 

Photo credit: El Tiempo
Photo credit: El Tiempo

 

The miracle happened when two policemen noticed him, and instead of leaving him there to his own fate, the men offered the dog emergency care and later transported him to a veterinary clinic.

The officers who could have gone on with their day and ignored the stray instead approached the animal and investigated the seriousness of the injuries. At first they tried to encourage him to stand and walk away, but upon realizing he couldn’t bear weight on his injured leg, the unexpected heroes constructed a stretcher with a white sheet and carefully transported the stray to a nearby animal clinic.

 

Photo credit: El Tiempo
Photo credit: El Tiempo

 

The four-legged victim was taken to the animal shelter ARCA, where veterinarians and volunteers are looking after him.

It is our hope that once his injuries heal the dog finds a forever home.

44 thoughts on “Street Dog Hit By Car Is Saved By Unexpected Rescuers”

  1. I’m very happy to see and hear that those 2 officers stopped to help this homeless dog that was hurt. I have traveled to different countries and it breaks my heart to see that there is not a lot of help for these poor animals that are homeless, hungry alone hurt and scared. I have see n people just walk by them or chase them away. I hope that someday things will change and we can all make a difference to help all these poor animals find forever homes full of love and care. Thank you to those two officers in Ecuador.

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  2. I so thankful for these great policemen It is better to care for a homeless, abandoned, and a hit-n-run dog than to rescue a careless driver. Dear officers, may God bless you in daily duties.
    thanks so much.

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