Our weekend comes to an end as we welcome Monday back into our lives once again. *sigh*
Hey, we might not have to like Mondays, but the least we can do is welcome it, right?
Today's 'Oh My Dog' story is truly amazing.
I would like you to meet a dog named Highway . . .
Sit tight, and share in his story with us!
A man named Ed Kostro is a seasoned animal rescue volunteer. His job? To search, locate, and help any animal in need, which a regular rescue (for whatever reason) can not.
Ed received a phone call from an interstate truck driver. The driver had explained that there was a dog, who was in really bad shape, laying on the side of the interstate for DAYS! The truck driver went on to say that he, along with several other travelers, stop right on the road for a few minutes to feed and give water to this dog quite often.
Despite the drivers attempts at locating a rescue organization, none would come to help the dog.
This baffles me, because, I mean really, isn't this their job? But I am not one to judge without knowing the facts, and right now, all I know is the man was unable to get help, for whatever the reason may be.
Ed set off to see this dog for himself.
He finally found him after he whistled and the dogs head popped up out of the bushes he was laying in.
Ed went to his car, grabbed some food and water, and sat beside the dog. Eventually, the dog hobbled the best he could towards the food, and began to eat and drink greedily.
Ed then noticed that the dogs hind legs were very discolored and he could not put any weight on them.
Instead of taking the dog to an overcrowded shelter facility, he was taken directly to an emergency animal hospital. There, they determined that there was a severe break in the dogs leg.
He would need surgery. He was also infested with fleas and ticks from head to toe.
After further investigation, and realizing there was neither a microchip or tags or any way to find the previous owners, they concluded the dog must have been dumped on the highway, and hit by a car.
It is amazing all in itself, that this dog survived not only being hit by a car, but laying on the side of the interstate in heat upwards of 100 degrees.
Ed was unable to get the dog a bed in any of the local rescues, as they were already overflowing.
He then took him home with him, and constructed a kennel for him to begin his healing.
Given the dogs experience on the interstate highway, Ed decided to name him just that. Highway.
We wish you all the best Highway, and we are sending some major husky 'power of the paw' your way!
I would also like to take a moment to say a big thanks to Ed for his unbelievable volunteer work!
I hope you enjoyed Highway's rescue story and I can't end this post without first saying, I am very thankful for the truck driver and the people who stopped to make phone calls and feed him for the duration of time he was out there, however I can't help but think . . . if it were me, I wouldn't have drove away from him in the first place.
How about you? What would you have done?
Stay tuned tomorrow to hear about the big dog fundraising event we went to over the weekend!
AND to see who won our pawsome jewelry giveaway!
Click the image below to take you to our jewelry page!