MAN RISKS LIFE TO SAVE BEAGLE AFTER HIT-AND-RUN CAR ACCIDENT - “Schneider waited nearly three hours in the rain by the dog’s side and was able to gain enough trust with the beagle to get him onto a makeshift stretcher and into the back of a friend’s pickup truck.”
Aaron Schneider, an Iraq War veteran with the Army Reserves, saw a Beagle who was seriously injured by a car that fled the scene. Schneider crossed the freeway, put himself in front of oncoming traffic, and coaxed the Beagle to the side of the road. He called the police, who referred him to animal control. After waiting for hours without help arriving, Schneider and a friend made a stretcher and took the Beagle, now named Buster, to Chipman Road Animal Clinic. Buster was later transferred to BluePearl Veterinary Partners where he is currently in intensive care. Read more from BluePearl:
Aaron Schneider crossed three lanes of traffic on foot and put himself in between oncoming traffic and the dog until he was able to coax the injured beagle off of the interstate, according to reports.
Initially, he tried picking the dog up, but the beagle was in substantial pain and was defensive, so Schneider called 911 and was then referred to animal control for assistance.
Schneider waited nearly three hours in the rain by the dog’s side and was able to gain enough trust with the beagle to get him onto a makeshift stretcher and into the back of a friend’s pickup truck.
“At the end of the day, my combat lifesaver training kicked in and I’m thankful I was able to use it to help him,” said Schneider. “Having served in Iraq, you see a lot of loss, which is one of the reasons I was determined to see him make it.”
An organization called Friends of KC Animals is raising funds for Buster’s treatment (Click here to donate). Schneider has indicated he will adopt Buster if he is not claimed. Let’s hope Buster recovers smoothly from his injuries. Click here for the full story.