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A busy highway is no place for any dog. So when Toby Tinelli saw a dog running alongside the speedway, he knew that he had to do something. Mr. Tinelli and his family were on their way home that fateful Sunday evening. They saw the dog was clearly in danger as it was running towards traffic. It had a leash on but was all alone. This meant a loose family dog, not just a random stray.

A band of good samaritans

Tony stopped his car immediately. He tried to call out to the dog to come over to him but that didn’t work. The dog was dazed and confused about what was happening, it was all over the place. If the other cars on the highway didn’t stop, the dog would have been seriously hurt, or worse. Amazingly, all the drivers slowed down and came to an eventual stop. They, too, saw the dog and wanted to help.

dog, shepherd, german

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Without talking to each other, all of them knew that the dog’s safety was a priority. They got out of their cars to help get the dog out of harm’s way. As terrified as it was, they first had trouble getting to the dog. It just kept running away. But with some patience and a lot of kind coaxing, they eventually got hold of its leash.

They soon had the dog to the side and gave it some water to help it calm down. Upon inspection, they saw that the dog had some wounds on his paws but otherwise it was in good health. They figured out later on that the dog escaped from its family when their car had an accident. The family was ecstatic to get their dog back and see that it wasn’t seriously injured. A clip of the incident has made the rounds of social media earning praises for the motorists. It has also been reported on major news channels. See how Tony and the others helped the dog in the video below.

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Posted by Toby James Tinelli on Sunday, November 10, 2019

Source: Toby James Tinelli via Facebook

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