Saturday, June 13, 2015
Updated: Rescuing Man's Best Friend on 22
Near the Schoenersville Rd exit, traffic had slowed to a crawl. I soon saw why. A dog was running along the berm of the road, going full speed. It appeared to be terrified.
I would later learn that the poor dog, a cock-a-poo named Nestle, had jumped out of the window of someone's car as traffic had come to a crawl.
Instead of whizzing by, one fellow in a late model sports car got on to the berm, put his flashers on, and drove slowly behind the dog. Another fellow pulled over some distance ahead. And one man in the right lane next to the berm leaped out of his car while it was still moving and rescued the dog. I'll never know how or if he got back to his car, which was obviously a manual transmission.
At least three people risked their lives to save this god. The owner put out an alert on Facebook and was reunited with his dog early this morning.
Maybe there's hope for us after all.
(Updated from an earlier version of his story, which published last night at 10:55 pm. Because he and his dog have been reunited, I am not posting the name of the owner).