Last Updated on August 16, 2022 by Pets Feed
This dog was found stuck on the road, but this girl saved him, and he kept thanking her, wagging his tail.
Evie Benson and her mother Leslie were driving home after a day of back-to-school shopping when they noticed other cars in the distance dodging something in the road. And that’s when they saw the terrified dog in front of a huge truck heading towards him.
Evie told The Dodo:
We closed our eyes, scared to see this dog get run over by a car. Luckily, the dog got out of the way just in time.
But Evie knew she had to do something, before the poor animal was hurt or worse, so she jumped out of the moving car. Before he knew it, he was back in the car with the dog in his arms.
Dog stuck on highway can’t stop thanking rescuer
The dog was too skinny and dirty, but he kept wagging his tail at the person who saved him. Evie says the car ride was easy. The puppy fell asleep in her hands and that’s when she started crying.
I wanted her to know that she was finally safe. It broke my heart just to think of what this dog had been through and how scared and alone he felt.
Evie and her mother took the dog to the Goochland County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center where he was quickly seen to provide all the care he needed for his recovery and early adoption.
The next day, the young woman returned to the shelter to see how Wags was doing, as she called the dog. She thought Wags wouldn’t remember her, but once in front of her, the grateful dog jumped into her arms.
We sat with him in the room and that’s when the emotions came in. My mum and I started crying…I joined him on the floor and he cuddled up in my lap and was happy… he even lay on top of me and hugged me.
Evie is happy that Wags is getting all the attention he deserves and would have liked to adopt him, but he is leaving for college next month.
She knows a lot of people have heard of the dog’s story before, and some families are even asking to adopt Wags, so it’s only a matter of time before this pup meets the perfect family.
Wags was transferred to German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue, a rescue center that provides foster homes, and will now be responsible for ensuring Wags’ physical and behavioral recovery, according to shelter staff on Facebook. Then, when the time comes, that dog can find the perfect home.
It breaks my heart that I can’t adopt him. The SPCA got so many calls and messages to check on Wags…I know he’ll have no trouble finding a home.
Evie will never forget Wags, and she knows he will remember her too. She has made a connection with him and loves him, although she cannot bring him home.
Wags is recovering now, waiting for a forever home, where he will be loved and pampered, and won’t have to go through so many dangers again.
Images: Evie Benson / Andrea Strickhouser
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