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Man saves puppy after he sees her dumped on busy highway

P8010053_thumb By Tamara | June 02, 2012 | Comments (9)

pup was rescued off highway when she was seen dumped on the side of the road

Richard Mazon was driving on Highway 60 in Jurupa Valley, California, when he saw a vehicle pull to the side of the road and dump a puppy. As the car pulled away he saw the abandoned puppy scramble to get back to the car, running alongside of it, as the driver heartlessly drove off.

Knowing the puppy was in danger, Mazon pulled over to save her. Mazon took the scared puppy to his workplace nearby and called Riverside County Animal Services.  Officer Mark Visyak picked up the pup, a 2-month-old female terrier mix.

Mazon was so focused on saving the dog's life he did not have time to get a license plate number for the car. Visyak said Mazon was not only upset but disgusted that someone could abandon a puppy like they did.

pup was rescued off highway when she was seen dumped on the side of the road

"This man is a hero for this dog,” Visyak said. "If not for his quick thinking, the dog likely would have continued running onto the highway."

The 2-month-old puppy is now staying at the Riverside County Animal Shelter where she will be available for adoption on June 5. Anyone interested in adopting this cute puppy can contact the shelter and reference identification number A0950322.

pup was rescued off highway when she was seen dumped on the side of the road

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Comments on this Article

Spirit...great name for Lil baby. I would love to adopt but am not in a position to at this time. I have two babies myself and can't image dumping a poor little animal out like that. Definantly a wonderful story.
He'll get what's coming to him. Dirt bag low life scumbags like him always get what's coming to them. Thank goodness this little puppy was saved by it's human guardian angel.
such a wonderful spirit! Thank you for saving this little one :)
This just breaks my heart. Thankfully the puppy was blessed to have such a hero. Let's hope this little pup has a happy ending to its story with an adoption :)
Not in the least Gregg. LOL
Well done Mr Mazon.... But I hope the heartless piece of animal excrement, who abandoned the little sweetheart, catches a rather nasty strain of Necrotizing fasciitis of the genitalia...Bit harsh perhaps.
Sun June 3rd '12 Some this is so sad... KARMA will catch up with that pile of slime. Puppy is so very adorable.! GOOD LUCK PUPPY!!Vancouver BC Canada
Bless this man for saving this puppy. You are a hero
Thank you for saving her!! How could anyone to that to a beautiful dog like that!! People like that need to be dumped in the middle of the desert!!
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