Postal carrier Kory Cantrell meets up with Wyatt Photo: Sherry Mitchell/Hendersonville Star News
Postal carrier Kory Cantrell was on his route in Hendersonville, Tennessee when he heard a dog yelping in pain. He ran towards the cries and discovered a large Labrador Retriever impaled ontop of an aluminum fence. The dog's owner, Sibyl Reagan and a neighbor, Scottie Hughes, were struggliing to lift the 110-pound dog off the fence but he was too heavy for the two of them.
The rescue dog named Wyatt had attempted to jump over the fence, but his back leg got impaled on the fencing. Kory ran over to assist pull the injured dog off the fence. It's the first time Kory's helped rescue a dog on his route, he said, being more familiar with being chased or barked at.
"At first he was a little timid — I think he was in pain and then we all counted to three and pulled him off of it (fence),” Kory told the Tennessean. "After that, he seemed very affectionate."
Wyatt was taken to the hospital and thankfully had not hit any bones or major arteries. He's now at home and on the mend.
Reagan said of Kory's kind act and Scottie's help, "He [Kory] didn't have to do that, my friend certainly didn't have to do that, and yet they both did," Reagan said. "They are definitely my heroes."
She addded, "I left him a nice thank you note in the mailbox the next day. Had things not ended up the way they did, I would have lost (Wyatt)."
Since the accident, Wyatt doesn't go near the fence. But just in case, Reagan is having special tubing installed over the top of the fence.
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