A Plano, Texas police patrolman who saved an elderly dog from drowning has won fans from across the country thanks to his actions.
Officer Eric Elliott pulled the 15-year-old dog from a pool after the dog fell in and couldn't get out. He heard a call that a dog had been clinging to the edge of a backyard pool for 20 minutes and couldn't hang on much longer.
Even though it wasn't his call, he took it anyway. "Just reading the notes on the call, it sounded like the dog was in some serious trouble," Elliott said. "He really didn't want anything to do with me. He turned his head away, and I just said, 'If he's going to bite me, he's going to bite me, but I'm going to pull him out anyway,' so I did and was just glad I was close enough to help."