Skip to comments.Dog refuses to leave abandoned buddy behind when help arrives
Posted on 02/09/2017 2:11:43 PM PST by nickcarraway
An Ohio truck driver is being credited for his warm heart and his ability to pay attention to things others may have overlooked.
When Dan OGrady passed a little dog on the side of the highway in Florida, he knew he had to do something.
He pulled over on the next exit and walked back to find the little dog.
The frantic Jack Russell terrier barked at OGrady and continued to run away from him every time he got close. OGrady refused to give up and followed the terrier into the woods by the highway.
Underneath a bush, OGrady saw a domestic rabbit, scooped him up and headed back to the truck. Satisfied that the rabbit had been found, the little dog followed.
OGrady named the pair Highway and Interstate and fed them before heading to the nearest animal shelter.
The shelter took custody of the dog, but would not take the rabbit.
However, OGrady remembered that the Humane Society of Summit County accepted rabbits, so he bought a few supplies and made his way to Ohio.
The humane society says Interstate was lucky that his friend refused to abandon him when help finally arrived.
The rabbit was bony and malnourished, but is now back on his feet and up for adoption. Highway has already been adopted.
Dan OGray literally went the extra mile to rescue Highway and Interstate, the society said on a Facebook page.
Dogs are among God’s greatest creations.
Highway thought his friend Interstate was somebunny special.
Thanks for posting this.
That’s nice. The driver took the chance that the rabbit was not sick or infectious. I’m glad it worked out.
So much unexpected intelligence all around us.
It’s for the best that dogs and cats cannot talk, or they would be making the air blue with profanity laced expressions of frustration. “F**ing People! Can they do ANYTHING right?!”
...and one of his greatest gifts to us.
Too bad the two could not have stayed together.
Domestic breed of dogs is a product of ancient humans domesticating wild wolves who hung around for scraps of meat and bones leftovers from a hunt. Selective breeding over 15,000 years has produced a variety of dog breeds who look so different. But the pack characteristics in their genes carries on, which include loyalty to death for the pack and subservience to the alpha male, which now is replaced by dog’s human owner.
Dogs are among Gods greatest creations.
With all that time to study the map, the bunny will likely find his way home again.....
I read or heard someplace that if all dog breeds were allowed to breed freely they would all end up looking alike after some years-——similar to Dingoes and Wild Dogs of Africa.
OMG you didn’t give a blurry screen warning.
I know, right? Seems the dog “needed” his bunny friend.
Alright, that was clever.
If humans were like dogs the world would be a much better place, pit bulls and Chihuahuas excepted.
A Jack Russel that did not kill the rabbit?
That is a weird one.
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