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Tiny Puppy Darts Into Traffic, Follows Women Before They Drive Away

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on May 17, 2024

Working as a rescuer often involves encountering heartbreaking situations. Seeing stray puppies alone might be the most distressing. It’s deeply saddening to consider the struggles these young animals face trying to survive on their own. Fortunately, some are given a second chance when they meet compassionate individuals willing to help. One such puppy got a second chance when a group of rescuers spotted him while they were driving on a highway. After pulling over, they observed the puppy approaching them, a clear sign he was seeking their aid.


From his appearance, it was evident he was very young, probably only a month old, and severely malnourished. Without intervention, his survival was uncertain. It was baffling why it had taken so long for someone to notice him and provide the help he desperately needed.

Upon closer examination, the rescuers found him to be quite dirty and timid. Although he was seeking help, he kept a cautious distance from most people, likely fearing further harm. The rescuers adjusted their approach, taking about 30 minutes to gain his trust successfully.


Once he was at ease, they transported him to a veterinarian for a thorough examination, where it was discovered he had a fever and some issues with his intestinal tract, possibly from ingesting something harmful. Given his malnourishment, he required a special diet to help him regain his strength. The vet also cleaned him up and treated his insect bite wounds, improving his appearance significantly.


Though his health issues were serious, they weren’t life-threatening, and he was expected to recover with appropriate medical care and nutrition. After the vet visit, one of the rescuers volunteered to take him home, ensuring he received the care he needed. His condition gradually improved, and his intestinal troubles began to ease.

About two weeks later, the puppy was doing much better, so the rescuers decided to take him on a trip with their other dogs. Despite his small size, he meshed well with the group, and they enjoyed a fantastic time together. This resilient puppy managed to defy the odds and is now enjoying an incredible life with his rescuers.

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