officer saves dog after car crash
[caption id="attachment_68773" align="aligncenter" width="387"] On Sunday, August 11, 2013, South Londonderry Patrolman Nick Ague went the extra mile to make sure a dog made it back home. Two dogs had run from a vehicle after it was involved in a crash on the east side of Palmyra. One was captured. The other, a German Shepherd, made it across town and past South Lingle Avenue. Eventually the dog made it to the area of the Lebanon-Dauphin County line where it was found. The dog was not willing to walk at this point, having suffered injuries to the pads on its paws. The injuries were presumably from the lengthy run on the asphalt and other terrain. Facing no other good options, Patrolman Ague carried the dog a long way back to the owner’s vehicle. Our Department salutes his efforts. (photo courtesy South Londonderry Township Police's Photos
)[/caption]Pennsylvania Police Officer Carries German Shepherd 100 Yards to Safety After Auto Accident
A Pennsylvania police officer is being hailed as a hero after saving a dog that ran away from a car wreck on August 11th.
Officer Nick Ague tracked down a German shepherd named Mya after she jumped out of her owner's car and ran nearly two miles away from the accident site. Ague found Mya standing in the middle of the highway; after calling the dog's name and receiving no response Ague realized that the German shepherd's paws had melted from the blistering heat of the highway and the length of her run. At that point Ague said all he could think to do was to pick up and carry the stranded pup.
Ague said: “The dog was not moving because the skin on the pads of her feet was hanging, presumably because of the distance she ran. She ran two miles from the crash on hot asphalt. When I realized that’s why she couldn’t walk the only thing I could think to do was pick her up.”
Ague carried the 75 pound German shepherd 100 yards to her owners. Since then, a photo of Ague carrying Mya has gone viral.
The picture has been met with numerous accolades from internet users who have labeled the officer as a true hero.
One vistior to the South Londonderry Township Police's Photos
Facebook page wrote:
GREAT job and THANK YOU Officer Ague for going the extra heartwarming compassionate mile (or 200 yards) for this great loving family fur-baby! After so many negative stories about police shootings of so many family animal companions and so many tears; YOU TRULY HAVE WARMED my heart with this act of selfless kindness and purity for a family's beloved fur-angel! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! (from Florida)
Ague, an animal lover and the owner of his own German shepherd, merely viewed it as the right thing to do. He noted that he "hoped someone would do [that] for me."
Mya's owners have recently reported that the German shepherd's paws are nearly healed.
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