A drowning red nose pit bull owes her life to three brave, compassionate New York workers at Willets Point Asphalt Company in Queens on Tuesday morning as she struggled to keep afloat in the Flushing River reported the New York Post.
The young dog found herself in quite the precarious situation when she wound up in the river near the Department of Transportation area off the Van Wyck Expressway. As she tried to doggie paddle towards the asphalt company, workers from the DOT began waving to the asphalt company employees pointing to the dog.
And truly as what makes New Yorkers so special, Larry Santana, Joaquin Sequen, and Tom Piazza, although worried they might be bitten by a panicky dog, managed to tie a rope around the dog and pull her to safety. Larry Santana told the NY Post:
“It was something we thought we had to do. We couldn’t leave her. We were afraid she was going to bite us, but we couldn’t leave her."
The dog is now being cared for and evaluated by Animal Care and Control in Brooklyn. Her rescuers have named her Mia.
"These are the New Yorkers I like to talk about," stated Marian Gillespie of Manhattan. "I say there are far more great people who would risk their own personal safety to help a helpless animal than not. It makes me want to hug each one of those great men."
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