ILLINOIS MAN GOES EXTRA LENGTHS TO RESCUE DOG FROM MUD -“Honey loves everyone she meets and always wants to play. She can sit, shake, down, and speak, wants to play with other dogs and ignores the clinic cats.”
A man named Mark Gennardo was fishing near a creek in Illinois when he found a red labrador mix stuck in the mud. The dog, now named Honey, was in bad shape and could not walk. Gennardo first tried to get help from a nearby group of people but ultimately had to save Honey by himself. He fashioned a makeshift noose and managed to dislodge Honey from some weeds. Honey was taken to the Arlington Heights Animal Hospital. She is now being cared for by a non-profit organization called Young at Heart Pet Rescue. Here’s more from dailyherald.com:
Left on his own, Gennardo grabbed a long-sleeved T-shirt from his truck, rolling it up like a rope and fashioning a noose. He put on a pair of over-the-shoe boots and climbed on a big log, shimmying over to where the dog was stuck.
After he finally was able to pull the dog from the dense black mud, Gennardo realized the rough state the animal was in. He had to hold up her hind legs, as she was unable to move on her own.
“We got about halfway back to my car, and she just gave up,” Gennardo said. “I’m just yelling for people, and no one’s really around.”
Finally, he was able to stop a man on his bicycle. Exhausted after an hour of exercise, the man wasn’t physically able to help move the dog, but he got a blanket from his car and allowed Gennardo to place the animal atop it and drag it back to his truck.
Vets are now working to restore Honey’s kidney function. However, she appears to have improved considerably. Thanks to a man who went out of his way to help a lone animal, Honey now has a chance at being adopted into a permanent home. Click here for the full story and here for more about Young at Heart Pet Rescue.