Sometimes a dog just needs his own hero, and Ashland Grady, a former Iowa State football running back on a recent trip to Des Moines, befriended a runaway Siberian husky who just couldn't find his way home, according to the Shreveport Times.com.
On Monday, Grady had spotted the husky running in and out of traffic on Indianola Ave. and wanted to help the obviously lost dog, but like most amazing rescue tales, fate always manages to throw a little drama into the sequence to make it interesting enough to be written about by journalists.
As the errant pooch found his way onto the sidewalk and out of sight of beeping horns and screaming motorists, the blue-eyed canine wandered into a local Walgreens store creating havoc among early morning customers.
According to the DesMoinesRegister.com, the scene quickly intensified. Grady stated:
“Everybody in the store was screaming. One guy was like, ‘It’s a wolf!' I ran in there and cornered him and started petting him… and he just came out with me.”
So how did Grady save the day for all of the panicky shoppers of Walgreens? It seems the husky liked pizza; topped with Canadian bacon and pineapple.
Grady seemed to have had quite the attraction to the beautiful dog, and had even considered making him a part of his family before returning home to Orlando, Fla., but later found out that the dog's owners had been looking for him and were very worried.
The pooch was taken to the Animal Rescue League where he was reunited with his family.
Thank you hero Ashland Grady for being an angel to a dog.
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