If you see a lost animal on the road, please don't ignore him/her :(

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    Jun 28, 2014 4:22 AM GMT
    Hey guys!

    Quick story. I was driving down a busy road near by my house about half an hour ago and I was preparing to make a left turn (the light just went from red to green). Anyways, as I slowly crept my car up into the intersection I see this mid-sized animal running around on the road ahead (at first I thought it was a very large bunny but realized soon enough that it was a small dog). Anyways, my window was opened and I could here her yelp as she was trying to dodge the cars and I was just shocked to see that not one person tried to help her, instead they actually drove around her honking. I stopped my car in the intersection, put on my caution lights and got out. I started to call for her and when she realized where I was she quickly ran in-between my legs. The rude assholes around me wouldn't shut up with their honking so I picked the poor baby up, got in my car and pulled my car over to the side. I spent about 30 minutes walking around asking the odd person walking at 11pm if they know anything about a lost dog but every answer was no. As I stood on the side of the street thinking about how I can take her home for the night without having my cats freak, I hear this screaming coming from a car driving down the road. He looked and acted exactly like the guy from Modern Family, Cameron (I instantly fell in love with him). Turns out her owner was looking for her for a while. So she's safe and sound now at home. It just honestly frustrated me seeing this poor animal alone and scared yet no one was willing to help her.

    Her name was Tutti by the way icon_smile.gif

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    Jun 28, 2014 4:47 AM GMT
    DelRey said
    Her name was Tutti by the way icon_smile.gif

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    Is this the same dog? Absolutely adorable.
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    Jun 28, 2014 5:26 AM GMT
    Good for you, continue to take the high road and be a decent guy.
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    Jun 28, 2014 8:00 AM GMT
    I got this big guy shortly after moving to SoCal from Ohio in 1980.

    He was about 12 or 13 in the below pic

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    A rear door open on a car up ahead and out rolled this poor dog onto the San Diego freeway. He ran to what was at that time a grass center median.

    Like a fool, I pulled over on the right shoulder, like you're supposed to, and somehow lived to cross four lanes of traffic on foot to retrieve this part puppy / part full grown dog (maybe about a year old) and get him and me back to the right shoulder. He was scraped up a bit from being pushed out of a car at speed but otherwise OK.

    No one stopped or even slowed to help me help get this big guy off of the freeway.

    He gave me probably the best 17 years of my life before I had to put him down of cancer in October of 1997, easily the most difficult day of my life
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    Jun 28, 2014 5:13 PM GMT
    Thanks mate for doing that !!
    I have seen that so many times , and have picked my share of frightened dogs off the road while being insulted as you have been ..aarrghhh...
    Most of the people now-days don't care , and it is bloody sad icon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gif

    Here for all dog owners , buy a GPS tracker for your dog , i bought one in the U.S at pocketfinder.com , it cost me 129 US dollars , and then there is plan for domestic (12.95 US dollars ) and international ( 29.95 US dollars ,so if you travel a lot abroad with your dog it is convenient ),
    I used mine exclusively in Queensland where my dog resides , and it is flawless , they give you a location as close as 10 feet of where your dog is .
    And no , i don't have share on the company that produce it ..lol..
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    Jun 28, 2014 5:44 PM GMT
    Two stories and I'll quit:

    In 1995 I was driving down a two-lane highway with no breakdown lane in heavy traffic. Not long after entering a small town, I saw some movement up ahead. Turned out it was four kittens who had obviously just been dumped by the side of the road. As cars whizzed by no more than a foot away they cowered in confusion and fear. There was no side street or driveway in sight for me to pull off safely and help them. Obviously it's a sad sight I've never forgotten. icon_cry.gif

    On a happier note - in 2011 I was visiting another city and getting around mostly by mass transit. While I was walking from a bus stop to where I was staying one day, a pug puppy suddenly dashed out of a side yard up the block. Mischief and excitement were written all over his face as he charged down the street ahead of me. Not far ahead was a cross street which was pretty heavily traveled. I started calling out, "Puppy! Puppy!" no doubt looking like a fool. icon_redface.gif He caught on that he was being followed and decided to make a game out of it. After he ran across the street I was on, uncomfortably close to an approaching car, he was all about playing cat-and-mouse. But I still succeeded in directing him toward safety down the intersecting street. Long story shorter, the phone number on his tag was contacted and soon a boy of about 12 materialized around the corner. His face lit up with joy and relief when he saw his dog, and the other way around. icon_biggrin.gif

    Did anybody follow the story this week out of Quebec, where a woman was convicted of serious charges because she stopped on an expressway to help ducks who had wandered onto the road? In my mind she was 50% at fault, at most, for not activating her flashers before she got out of her car. But the jury apparently didn't think the motorcyclist who crashed into the car - killing himself and his passenger - had any need to watch where he was going. That verdict had kept me pissed off until I read the OP - perfect antidote, and from Canada yet! icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 28, 2014 8:16 PM GMT
    Apparently, you and I are cut from the same cloth.
    I go bonkers when I see a stray dog or cat in the road and it's clear they're lost. I always stop and look for tags. I've gotten lucky twice now and was able to call the owner. Amazing how animals will dart away when they're outside if you don't keep a close eye on them.
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    Jun 28, 2014 8:26 PM GMT
    *Kisses OP on the cheek*

    Thanks for being compassionate! I found my best friend in the middle of the road late one night. Cars were just running over him because he was paralyzed. The only way we knew he wasn't just a dead corpse was we shined our headlights on him and could see his eyes were wide open with fear and his front paws were making tiny circles. They estimated him to be at least 2 years old. Well, that was 15 years ago and now he's 17. He's had a hard life, learning how to walk again and being easily frightened, but he's been a great best friend.

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    Jun 28, 2014 9:19 PM GMT
    How sweet. Then again, someone might kill himself and his daughter crashing into your parked car, and you'll go to prison for life, like this woman:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/canada/10916470/Canadian-woman-who-stopped-car-to-help-ducks-faces-life-in-jail-after-causing-fatal-crash.html
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    Jun 28, 2014 9:28 PM GMT
    This has got to be one of the dumbest things I've ever read on RJ. The OP is probably fake, the story sounds too melodramatic and there have been hundreds of these stupid dog saving stories here on RJ. Give it a rest. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 28, 2014 9:41 PM GMT

    Thanks for doing what you did!

    Kevex is simply a miserable man wanting us to be miserable, too, so we can all chuckle for a moment at his post and feel sorry for him.

    Cheers!

    PS Kudos to you both as well, FreedomIsntFree and Scruffypup.

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    Jun 29, 2014 3:43 AM GMT
    whytehot saidHow sweet. Then again, someone might kill himself and his daughter crashing into your parked car, and you'll go to prison for life, like this woman:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/canada/10916470/Canadian-woman-who-stopped-car-to-help-ducks-faces-life-in-jail-after-causing-fatal-crash.html


    It wasn't as dangerous as it sounds, going from red to green we weren't going fast at all; I'm a safe driver <3

    I loved reading all your stories men! You guys are the sweetest people.
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    Jun 29, 2014 3:48 AM GMT
    Didn't have to go on the road for my buddy. He just showed up on my back steps one day. About four months old...a feral kitty. He tried sleeping under the steps with resident groundhog but things went south and groundhog kicked him out.
    His loss, my gain. He's a good friend.
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    Jun 29, 2014 5:01 AM GMT
    bon_pan saidDidn't have to go on the road for my buddy. He just showed up on my back steps one day. About four months old...a feral kitty. He tried sleeping under the steps with resident groundhog but things went south and groundhog kicked him out.
    His loss, my gain. He's a good friend.
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    Awww, he's adorable! You don't have to run into traffic to rescue an animal. If you give them a home you've "rescued" them.
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    Jun 29, 2014 5:08 AM GMT
    Speaking of running into traffic.....be very careful chasing a dog or cat because there's a very good chance you could chase them into traffic. I used to stop and try to catch dogs all the time until this almost happened to me. Now I just slowly pull over and watch the situation first. Only if I'm absolutely sure there's no chance of chasing them into traffic, I'll go sit on the ground with a very temping treat beside me. If they refuse to come to me, I normally won't chase them. The key is having a very strong scented food on hand. I carry Vienna Sausages in my car at all times just for this purpose. They're usually so spooked and terrified, things like french fries or whatever are not enough to get them to come to you. The good thing about Vienna Sausages is they work for both dogs and cats.
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    Jun 29, 2014 5:24 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said*Kisses OP on the cheek*

    Thanks for being compassionate! I found my best friend in the middle of the road late one night. Cars were just running over him because he was paralyzed. The only way we knew he wasn't just a dead corpse was we shined our headlights on him and could see his eyes were wide open with fear and his front paws were making tiny circles. They estimated him to be at least 2 years old. Well, that was 15 years ago and now he's 17. He's had a hard life, learning how to walk again and being easily frightened, but he's been a great best friend.

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    haha i love the stuffed animals with him!
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    Jun 29, 2014 5:32 AM GMT
    ∆ I caught those at the Easter Parade.