A resident of Griffith, Bob Hoelter, was walking to the store on a cold evening.
Usually the man gets there by car, but on that day he made a fateful walk.
Passing a small bridge, he heard strange sounds.
The man approached and listened – from under the bridge came a plaintive, heartbreaking whine.
Determined to help at any cost, the man kneeled carefully down the stones. Under the bridge, he saw him.
A tiny, frightened puppy, which was shaking with fear, looked at the man with plaintive eyes.
The puppy’s snout was wrapped in tape.
The man hugged the puppy to his chest, covered it with a jacket, and carried it to the nearest veterinary clinic.
The staff immediately took the puppy away and began to rescue him. The puppy’s savior, having made sure that the baby was in good hands, went about his business.
The puppy was emaciated and the skin under the tape was badly damaged.
Veterinarians estimate that the puppy’s face was wrapped around for several days.
The tape was removed from the puppy’s face.
The baby was about 4 months old. They immediately began to give him injections and lubricate the damaged face with healing ointment.
For the little patient, a soft bed was built with a blanket and soft toys. This kid was safe now.
Later, when the dog was X-rayed, another problem came to light – his leg was seriously broken.
Based on these signs, the doctors determined that it was possible that the baby was simply thrown off the bridge.
After the staff of the clinic recovered from the shock, one of the employees posted the story of the puppy on social media.
Her publication attracted the attention of many people, including one couple, who recently lost their beloved dog.
From the moment of their meeting, the dog Louie became a member of this kind family.
All this time, the puppy’s savior, who took him out from under the bridge, remained a mystery to everyone.
But the new owner decided to find this man, and she did it!
Again, thanks to social media.
Another touching moment – Louie somehow recognized his hero.
As soon as the man entered the clinic, the puppy rushed to meet him with kisses.
The man himself was happy that the puppy was fine, and a home was found for him.
If on that terrible day the man had gone to the store by car, as usual, and not on foot, he would hardly have heard the desperate cry of little Louie.
“After this situation, I understand that God has plans for everyone. We all have a calling,” said Mr. Hoelter. “Now I will definitely have to walk more often…”