Man Saves Dog Left Tied to Electrical Cord on Side of Interstate
Driver Finds Dog With Throat Cut, Mouth Duct-Taped in OhioWatch: Dog Rescued After Collapsing From Heatstroke During Hike Stay on target Within a couple of hours, the dog was reunited with his family, who is now “working hard to find how Max was taken and how he ended up hanging from that box,” the shelter wrote in a Facebook post. “Thanks to the quick actions by David and the power of a microchip, we were able to get Max back home safely to his family.”Dee Vaughn, Max’s owner, invited Fredman to his home on Monday to thank him for helping his dog earlier that day.“Thank you, David, so much,” Vaughn told Fredman. “You stopped what you were doing to turn around and save my dog’s life.”More on Geek.com:Florida Man Pries Alligator’s Jaws Open to Rescue Dog, Gets BittenFirefighters Rescue Pit Bull From House Fire in AlabamaWatch: Cute German Shepherd Sets Off Home Security Camera A Missouri driver rescued a dog tied to an electrical cord on the side of a highway overpass on Monday.David Fredman was commuting to work on Interstate 70 in Independence, Missouri, when he noticed the canine, Fox News reported. The electrical cord looked like it was strangling the dog, so he decided to pull over and help rescue it.“I saw what looked like a dog that was being hung over the side of some sort of power box. The cord was definitely strangling him,” Fredman told Fox 4 KC News. “His feet were touching the ground, but they were barely touching the ground. He was trying to whip his head left and right but could barely move it.”Fredman called 911 and then grabbed his knife to free the dog, who was struggling to breathe with the electrical cord around his neck.“The way I found him, I just couldn’t believe somebody would do that to an animal at all,” he added. “As soon as I cut him down, he couldn’t breathe. He was trying to breathe. I tried get him to walk. He couldn’t walk.”Fredman then brought the canine to KC Pet Project, a Kansas City-based animal shelter. During an examination, KC Pet Project noticed that the dog was microchipped and that his owner was looking for him after he disappeared from his home roughly a mile away from where he was found on Aug. 5.