HOUSTON – Two women and a police officer rescued a dog that was trapped on a busy highway.
Crash, a 3-year-old lab mix, was stuck in the middle of an HOV lane as cars zoomed by.
Shelby Stevenson, a good Samaritan who has lost count of how many animals she has rescued, stopped immediately once she spotted the dog.
“So, I got him to lay down, and I called probably 18 different places, trying to get someone to come out here and help me get this dog,” Stevenson said.
Kosandra Ramirez, who also rescues animals in her spare time, stopped to help as well.
While trying to rescue the dog, the good Samaritans witnessed a crash happen right in front of them.
“All of a sudden, I heard the sound of tires screeching and metal crunching,” Stevenson said.
“It was a loud boom, turn, and cars coming. Shelby grabbed me out of the way,” Ramirez explained.
Dash camera video caught the tail end of the crash, which showed a sedan spinning in the middle of the beltway.
Ramirez and Stevenson and the officer who also stopped to help barely escaped the crash.
The dog was eventually picked up by animal control, but had to be rescued shortly after.
Ramirez and Stevenson said the dog was about to be euthanized, but they couldn’t dare stand it after what they went through to rescue him.
“I have to save this dog. He can’t be put down after all of this,” Stevenson said.
Crash, the dog, has now been placed with a foster family and is doing well.