An Arizona man is receiving praise on social media after rescuing a dog from its abusive owner and then adopting the pup. He even wrote a song about the incident (video below).
Brandon Turnbow was driving his Harley-Davidson motorcycle along the Little Rock countryside when he spotted something strange going on in his rearview mirror, Mad World News reported. He saw a man beating a defenseless dog and attempting to leave him for dead.
Turnbow was on his way to meet up with his father at the time. He decided to pull over and confront the pet owner. He shared his story in a now-viral Facebook post.
"Was riding out to meet dad this morning [and] saw a vehicle pulled over on 171 with a worthless piece of crap beating an innocent little white dog," Turnbow wrote. "I watched in my rear view and saw this guy throw the dog into the air curbside and drive off. I went after the guy just to give him a number one sign. And I now have a Co pilot- Meet Mr. DAVIDSON."
Turnbow adopted the dog and named him Mr. Davidson. He also started a non-profit organization called "B.A.A.A.N.G," which stands for "Bikers Against Animal Abuse National Global."
Several social media users thanked Turnbow for his heroics.
"Thank you for your heroic save, hugs please to Mr.Davidson, I'm touched you started the global bikers animal abuse team, thank you a thousand times again," wrote one Facebook user. "May God bless you and your team."
"You rock Mr.Turnbow! Thank you for standing up for a defenseless little dog now you ride in style with Mr. Davidson as your co pilot!" wrote another. "Love this happy ending story, made my day."
"You're such a great guy and a Hero to Mr. Davidson!" added another user. "He's going to be a perfect family member with unconditional love for you."
Turnbow is also a singer/songwriter. He wrote a song about the rescue mission called "Mr. Davidson." He shared the song on YouTube, and the video went viral.
"You’ll never have to worry again in your life, 'bout getting kicked down and thrown to the side," Turnbow sings. "We’ll always have fun and go riding in the sun, Mr. Davidson."
According to the American Humane Association, 7.6. million dogs and cats are brought into animal shelters nationwide each year, Little Things reports. A small percentage of those animals are brought in by their owners.