A 110-pound Labrador retriever mix is alive today, thanks to the quick thinking and heroic actions of a mail carrier in Henderson, Tenn., reports Wednesday's Tennessean.
The victim, an extra-large dog, named "Wyatt," found himself in a painful predicament after he tried to jump over the fence surrounding his yard, and wound up impaled through his leg.
His owner, Sibyl Reagan and neighbor Scottie Hughes, were struggling to hoist Wyatt off of the fence, but they were unable to lift his considerable weight.
As they struggled, and Wyatt cried, the local mail carrier, Kory Cantrell, happened along and heard the pitiful cries.
Cantrell did not hesitate to help; he rushed to aid Reagan and Hughes as they struggled to save Wyatt.
Reagan expressed gratitude:
He didn't have to do that, my friend certainly didn't have to do that, and yet they both did,”
They are definitely my heroes.
More help happened along the way. Three girls who were jogging by stopped to help load the injured dog into a vehicle so that he could get to a veterinarian.
Wyatt was fortunate, the fence missed major arteries and damaged only the muscle in his leg.
Had he not been released from that fencing, it could have been a much different story.
Reagan is well aware that her dog, who was rescued not long ago, is lucky, stating:
“Had things not ended up the way they did, I would have lost (Wyatt). It was just the right mix of people at the right time.”
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