In Acadia Parish, Louisiana, three young boys were about to have their characters tested and become local heroes in the process.
Whilst out on a carefree bike round around the town, the three boys spotted a motionless pup laying by the side of the road. The poor pup was lying completely still in the grass with his head down when the boys noticed him. They all quickly got off their bikes to investigate the situation further.
As three boys biked down the road, they noticed something in the grass.
The boys, who were in their early teens, quickly realized that the dog was in a bad way — and they knew they had to act fast. They had no idea how long the dog had been out there, but it was clear he was in desperate need of medical assistance and was too weak to move.
The boys then reached out to Haseya’s New Beginning Animal Rescue, who quickly rushed to the scene. In an effort to protect the pup from any further harm, the boys used their bikes as a makeshift barricade to ensure no cars drove too close to the distressed pooch.
They did everything they could to keep the poor pup as calm and comfortable as possible while they waited.
After taking a closer look, the boys realized that the dog was in bad shape
Although the injured pup was too exhausted to move, he seemed to understand that the boys were there to help him out. He would continuously glance up at the boys with a spark of hope in his sad eyes. But thankfully, not long after, the rescuers finally arrived at the scene, they quickly assessed the dog’s injuries before moving him into the car.
He was then taken to the shelter where he received some medication to ease his pain and they were able to get a better idea of his injuries.
The injuries he had sustained, suggested that he had been struck by a car, with fractures to his leg and hip. It’s almost certain, without the intervention of the heroic boys’, the pup would probably have died all alone in the grass. While at the shelter, the staff nicknamed the pup “Wade” but soon discovered that he already had both a name and a family of his own.
His true name was Taz, and his family had been missing him for over a week.
Taz’s heartbroken family was overjoyed when they got word that he’d been found, and Taz was incredibly happy to finally be reunited with the people he loves. The family was obviously incredibly grateful to the three boys who had saved the life of their precious furbaby.
We can all learn from the selfless actions of these young boys by looking for ways to lend a hand to anyone in need. What shining examples they are for us all.
The boys have all received a lot of well-deserved praise from the public for saving Taz’s life.
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