Nurse Amber Streid was among the Good Samaritans who stopped to try and save a puppy running on a Los Angeles freeway recently. In harrowing video, the dog is dashing down the highway. One pickup truck slows down on the shoulder to try and get a hold of the dog and another car pulls up in the left lane with a passenger reaching out of the window. The cars stopped at one point and tried to get a hold of the dog.
Meanwhile Streid was coming off a 12 hour shift and pulled along in the right lane and opened her door when she noticed the dog didn’t get into the pickup truck. The dog ran over to Streid and hopped right in!
“For some reason he just went right in,” Streid said. “A couple in a truck started clapping, and some guy in a white van started clapping. Everybody was just happy that someone was able to get the dog,” she said.
Streid noticed that the dog had blood on her feet but luckily a mobile vet came out to the scene and treated the dog for minor injuries, saying the dog’s paws likely got cut up from running on the highway. They also scanned for a microchip but couldn’t find one.
Streid’s dad later told KCAL News he had watched the video live but didn’t know his daughter was the rescuer.
Shortly after the dog was saved by Streid, the dog’s owner was located. Jay is so happy to get his dog, Pretty, back. Apparently, Jay left Pretty with his in-laws for the weekend but she must have escaped from a hole in the fence.
Streid says she grew attached to Pretty, admitting she loves dogs having four rescue dogs of her own. And Pretty got along well with her dogs, so there may be a play date for them all in the future.
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