A severely injured yellow lab was saved on a Texas highway Friday morning when a man stopped to rescue her.
Rickey Young heard of the situation over the radio and decided to stop when he spotted the dog, who was lying on the side of Houston’s Eastex Freeway.
“I’m just kind of a softy on that stuff,” Young said. “I have a dog and would hate to see him on a highway like that.”
The dog was initially scared of Young and limped away when he approached her. However, Young found that he could coax her toward him with a sandwich, and finally placed her in his truck.
“I could see that she was thankful and she was happy to be in a safer environment,” he said.
The dog was taken to the hospital where she was found to have internal bleeding and several broken bones.
According to the Houston SPCA, the dog is in full recovery.