A man is being hailed as a hero by his neighborhood after he rescued a small dog from drowning in a creek in Gilroy, California.
Hector Beltran was out fishing with his friend's kids in Christmas Hill Park when they heard a dog crying. They went to investigate and saw a small dog in Uvas creek, her head barely above the water. They were horrified to discover the dog had a rope tied to her hind legs and two bricks weighing her down. It's a sight Hectory said he will never forget.
Hector immediately picked the dog out of the water and freed her from her cruel anchor. He took the dog to the veterinarian to be checked but no ID was found. He then filed a report with Gilroy police in the hopes they find the cruel person responsible.
Hector has named the little dog River. He told KBTS News, "I don't want her to go to the pound" so he plans to keep River with his family until he can find a good home for her. In the meantime, she has the company of his two dogs Silver and Lucy and her rescuer looking out for her.