Sometimes, you can be the most careful pet pawrent out there and your pup can still escape. It’s one of the greatest fears of every dog owner. Your brain thinks of all types of things when that happens, most notably, that your dog will run into the street and be hit by a car.
That’s what happened to one Madison, WI dog on November 14, 2015. Sadly, many people who run over a dog with their car often flee the scene. But that’s not what happened here. The driver, who was not at fault, stopped to check on the dog and offer any assistance to the family.
The unidentified dog owner never got the driver’s name, however. He also never got the chance to tell the person that his dog survived. So, he took to Craigslist in the hope that the driver would see his note of thanks and know that the dog, pictured above survived the ordeal.
Here’s what the post, titled “To the person who ran over my dog on Nov. 14,” said:
I just wanted to say that he is okay! Saturday Nov. 14 around 11am in Sun Prairie: My dog, a medium-sized tan lab mix, darted out of the house and into the street in front of your car at the wrong moment. Thank you for stopping to see if we needed help instead of driving away. It has been bothering me that I had no way to contact you and tell you that he made it. My neighbors were shocked he survived with how ugly it looked, but he is too stubborn to die and he has more lives than a cat. He is alive and fully recovered! Hopefully you know that it’s not your fault my dog is not smart enough to stay out of traffic. Have a good day!
We also want to extend our thank yous to the driver who stopped to help the pup! If you’re reading this, make sure to check out the Craigslist post and contact the dog’s owner.