This kind-hearted man found 2 dogs in an accident and cared for them until his parents recovered.
Matthew Van De Riet, who resides in Nova Scotia, Canada, came across the sad eyes of a frightened Basset Hound in the middle of a highway. The dog was on the side of the road with his sad look and in apparent good physical condition. A few meters later a car accident had occurred from which apparently the little canine and another dog had escaped unharmed.
Matthew never imagined that that day he would end up taking care of two nervous and scared dogs, who had been thrown from a vehicle because of a terrible accident. The man knew that he should help them and, furthermore, he was sure that it would give some encouragement to the people who came with them in the car so that they could focus on their recovery.
Matthew told CBC News:
I saw the basset hound … I mean, he must have looked at me and just said, ‘Thank God,’ because he practically jumped into my arms.
Man discovers 2 dogs in accident and took care of them while their parents recovered
After finding the puppy, Matthew was able to see the dust and debris surrounding a white sports car a few feet ahead. The vehicle had the wheels raised and the roof lowered. He quickly he could see a young couple inside the car; They had crashed around 11 a.m. on a remote stretch of highway.
Immediately, Matthew pulled a first aid kit out of his truck, after making sure someone will call 911, and, with the help of another person, opened all the gauze pads in his kit to help stop the passenger from bleeding. vehicle.
The man tells:
I put [the dog] in the truck and then started working with the owner.
As the dogs, named Kipper and Merlin, waited inside Matthew’s truck, a nurse finally arrived on the scene and began checking on the injured. At that time, the man thought about the dogs, since if the couple were taken to the hospital by ambulance or helicopter, their pets would be left to their own devices.
The couple reportedly had moved to Nova Scotia two months earlier and neither the man nor his girlfriend had any relatives in the area.
The man remembers:
I thought the least I could do was take those dogs home. I knew the puppies were in shock, and I know that if someone was in an accident and their loved one is injured, the last thing they need to worry about is his dogs.
Matthew did much more than take care of the two little dogs; Kipper, a 10-year-old basset hound, and Merlin, a two-year-old shepherd and collie cross. The good man carried each canine into his truck, along with the dog beds, leashes, and toys he found in the wrecked car.
After this, he was in charge of transporting the injured man to the hospital in his truck so that he would not be separated from her girlfriend, since he could not travel with her in the air ambulance.
Matthew also took the dogs to a local vet, where they got a free checkup and some pain relievers. Kipper had back pain, while Merlin’s legs seemed to be a bit stiff.
The dogs befriended the man’s two miniature pinschers, had some pain relievers and treats, and then the basset hound snuggled up and slept next to Matthew through the night.
The man assures:
They had all their trust in me and they knew that I was not there to hurt them and that I would take care of them. Like I said, it was the least I could do; I would expect anyone in this province to do the same if they were in my shoes. It just turned out that I was the first to arrive, I guess.