Rocky ends up getting rescued, and more..
For a while now I have been subscribing to The Dodo. As the website explains it’s for animal people and as you and I know that’s quite a great many people!
Until now I have been a little nervous of sharing articles from The Dodo with you. But then I noticed quite recently that there is a ‘share’ button at the end of the articles.
So I presume it’s alright to share these wonderful stories!
Try this one published in April, 2019!
Fireman Shows Up To Save Puppy Trapped Under Concrete — And Immediately Falls In Love
“I knew he was coming home with me.”
By CAITLIN JILL ANDERS
PUBLISHED ON 04/15/2019
A family was out riding their bikes one day in South Carolina when they suddenly heard what sounded like a puppy crying. They pulled their bikes over to the side of the road and went to investigate, and were shocked to find a little puppy trapped under a pile of dirt and concrete. Not knowing how else to help, they quickly called 911, and both the police and firefighters with the North Charleston Fire Department responded in hopes that they could free the trapped puppy.
“They showed us where the dog was located,” Captain Paul Bryant, of the North Charleston Fire Department, told The Dodo. “It was piles of concrete 4 foot by 4 foot, some smaller, some bigger. One of the police officers said he could see the dog so we got on our hands and knees to look and saw his nose sticking out of the pile of rubble.”
After moving the concrete slabs out of the way with a pry bar, Captain Bryant attempted to pull the puppy, later named Rocky, out from the remaining dirt and rubble, but unfortunately there just wasn’t enough room. He then took a shovel and started digging, and finally was able to create enough space to pull the confused puppy out to safety. The whole rescue only took about 11 minutes, but no one has any idea how long Rocky had been stuck under there before everyone arrived.
As soon as he was free, little Rocky couldn’t stop licking Bryant’s face in gratitude. The puppy clearly had so much energy and lots of love to give, and everyone immediately fell in love with him — especially Bryant. The family who had initially found Rocky said they would take him to a nearby animal hospital to get checked for a microchip so he could hopefully be reunited with his family, but after he was gone, Bryant just couldn’t get Rocky out of his head.
Rocky was taken in by Charleston Animal Society, and ended up not being microchipped after all. The search for his potential family came up empty, and as soon as Bryant heard, he knew exactly what he had to do.
“I wanted to know if his owner was found, or if the person who found him was going to keep him,” Bryant said. “Once I found out he did not have an owner and the family who found him could not keep him, I knew he was coming home with me.”
Bryant felt connected to Rocky from the second he rescued him from underneath that concrete, and it was as if the pair had always been meant to be together.
“I found out I was going to be able to adopt him, and I’ve been on a high ever since,” Bryant said in a video about Rocky’s rescue.
Once Rocky had been given a clean bill of health and was ready to head off to his new forever home, Bryant headed over to Charleston Animal Society to pick him up …
… and as soon as Rocky saw his rescuer again, he could barely contain his excitement.
Rocky is now all settled into his new home and couldn’t be happier with how things turned out. He went from being trapped and alone to having the world’s best dad, and everyone involved is so thrilled that Bryant and Rocky ended up together.
“He is a very energetic dog and loves to play fetch with his new toys,” Bryant said. “He is always by my side, never letting me leave the room without following me.”
Time and time again people from all walks of life know something instinctively when it’s in front of them. The love that we humans give to our dogs and the love that they return to us.
So Captain Paul Bryant!
12 thoughts on “A beautiful story!”
I love stories like this. Sometimes things are just meant to be. Rocky belonged with Paul. The Dodo is the best feel good site around.
Who doesn’t, Susan. No question that Rocky and Capt. Paul were meant for each other.
Lovely story. Always credit Dodo and first put link back to their Website for viewing the story, and I imagine that they will be pleased for the share.
Always reprint without alteration of any kind.😉
Sound advice, Colette. But there are some sites that don’t allow the republication of their articles; sadly!
What a lovely story. Well done, Captain Paul! May you and your rescued pup share a long life together.
And so say all of us!
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What a beautiful story. Just tonight a friend and I were saying how steadfast a dog’s love always is – more than that of any person, even a close blood relative. May Capt. Paul and Rocky have a long and happy life together.
I think that’s guaranteed. But still it’s beautiful to add some hope to that!
There is good in the world. Needed this today. Thanks for sharing it. Now I’m going to my e-mail reminder to click on the animal rescue site each day that sponsors animal rescue. 🙂
Well done! Well done, indeed!
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