We went out in service this am, being as it's the first and all. We had done one call when I noticed a dog walking down the street with a rope trailing behind it, looking like he had escaped his yard. We were somewhat debating what to do about the dog and did another call on the same street. As soon as we got back in the car, we saw the dog dart out into the busy road right in front of us and get hit. It sounded horrible, we thought for sure he was dead.
Until we saw him start running away. Now there was NO way the dog wasn't hurt. We decided to try to catch him and take him to the vet, or at least call the owners. So there we were, running down the street, into backyards, behind the Safeway....finally caught up to him before he ran into another street. SO we got him calmed down, had him drink some water and waited for the Humane Society to come pick him up and take him to be looked at.
His injuries didn't look all that bad, cut his tongue and mark by his eye, but his breathing was terrible and hissing, like a punctured lung or something. Hopefully he'll be ok.
Zach thinks he was being raised to be a fighter, he was pretty defensive and angry and malnourished. So really, the Humane Society is a good thing, getting him away from that environment.
Quite the adventure, and yes, we did actually manage to do some service after that.