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Deputy goes beyond call of duty to rescue puppy trapped in car crash

Deputy goes beyond call of duty to rescue puppy trapped in car crash

By Chase Snider. CREATED Jun 12, 2014

A Greene County, Missouri, Sheriff's Deputy went above the call of duty when responding to a crash Thursday morning, according to a post on the agency's Facebook page.

Emergency crews were treating the driver who had to be life flighted to a Springfield, Missouri, hospital when they found an unexpected passenger.

"Inside the car was the driver's small traveling companion, a small Chihuahua dog, which had been pinned from the collision," the Greene County Sheriff's Office said. 

Deputy Justin Adamson started calling local veterinary offices seeking treatment for the dog. He was turned down several times before his personal vet agreed to see the dog.

"Dep. Adamson transported the dog to the Home Town Veterinary Clinic's office where the vet examined the dog," the social media post explained. 

The driver did not survive the crash. The Deputy plans to care for the puppy, who was eventually sent home with him with pain medication and antibiotics. He is expected to make a full recovery.