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Man rescues dog on Texas freeway

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Man rescues dog on Texas freeway

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Mar 3, 2014

A heartwarming story out of Texas. A man heard about a dog in trouble and risked his own life to save it. The dog was spotted wandering near a freeway, and eventually laid down in an HOV lane, right in the path of traffic.

Dog lover Rickey Young heard about the dog on the radio and rushed over to help. At first he tried to grab the dog, but it was skittish and ran away. Then Young got an idea. He ran back to his truck and got a sandwich he had been saving for lunch. It worked. He managed to coax the dog into his truck.
 
Young dropped off the dog at the SPCA just in time. Officials there say it had broken bones and internal bleeding. They operated on the dog and it is expected to make a full recovery.