A Good Samaritan stopped and helped an injured dog that somehow ended up in the HOV lane of the Eastex Freeway early Friday.

The dog was spotted in the outbound HOV lane near Tidwell shortly before 8:30 a.m.

Animal Control officers were called to the scene, however it was a Good Samaritan who was able to get there first.

Rickey Young, a father and contractor, said he heard about the problem on the radio and wanted to do something to help.

“I’m just kind of a softy on that stuff,” he said. “I have a dog and would hate to see him on a highway like that.”

As it turns out, the yellow lab mix was badly hurt. Young took her to safety.

TranStar cameras captured the whole thing, including the skittish dog at first trying to back away. Yet Young was able to entice her with his sandwich, and soon the yellow lab was in his truck.

“I could see that she was thankful and she was happy to be in a safer environment,” he said.

They went directly to the Houston SPCA, and the quick actions may have made all the difference.

The dog’s veterinarian said she had broken bones and internal bleeding. Had no one stopped to help, she could have died on the road.

Since she does not have a chip or a collar, she is not believed to have an owner.

But she does have something she did not have before, a chance, thanks to Young.


Responses to "Man heroically saves badly injured dog lying on highway (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Good man, act's of kindness towards animals is the sign of a truly 'good' heart.

  2. Anonymous says:

    If will had more people like this man the world would be a better place

  3. Anonymous says:

    hugs hugs hugs you are a fantastic person the world needs more like you god bless you and your family

  4. Anonymous says:

    Good man.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Good to see people with a heart, and it's great for everyone to see this! Some where someone will come across an animal in need. Think of this guy and do the same thing help in anyway you can. We've helped lost injured pets and wild animals, the feeling you get inside for saving them is unreal., the look in the animals eyes say it all, when you save them. The world does need more people like him, and it starts with you who say this. Give it a try, and you'll never stop helping. I haven't.

  6. Love you!! You are amazing.

  7. Anonymous says:

    How kind...

  8. Anonymous says:

    That put a smile on my face.

  9. Unknown says:

    Thank you from my heart, for helping this poor dog. She would have died if you had not stepped in. Wish there were more people like him. I know that if I saw an animal in need-I would do all that I could to help it. GOD BLESS YOU SIR.

  10. Isso definitivamente faz o meu dia ser melhor !

  11. Anonymous says:

    Wish there were more people out there like this man ...

  12. Sharon says:

    There are truly goodhearted people out there. Thank you

  13. Good news always reminds us
    That out there, there is

  14. yea! Andrew. You saved my life bow bow and licks for you .

  15. Anonymous says:

    What a wonderful and kind person................wish the world had more like him..............

  16. azimuth says:

    Rickey Young, you are truly a hero. Not only was it courageous and kind what you did for the dog, you actually helped a lot of humans too. People need to be uplifted, and you have certainly done that sir. Hats off to you, bless you.

  17. Anonymous says:

    filled my heart with gladness,you are a one of a kind of man.I salute you

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  19. Anonymous says:

    This man is a beautiful person, thank you

  20. Anonymous says:

    one amazing man !

  21. Unknown says:

    Well done that man! From a UK reader

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