Two Teens Save Dog From River


With the recent story of cat abuse by two teenage girls and other reports of children hurting animals, it’s nice to be reminded that there are many children and teenagers out there who respect and treat animals with kindness.

Samantha Romano and Preston Reynolds were enjoying a Saturday evening beside the Des Plaines River. Suddenly a small dog ran down the riverbank and jumped into the water.

The dog began to panic while in the water and couldn’t swim. Romano jumped in the water and pulled out the dog and handed him to Reynolds who was standing close to the bank. During the rescue, the dog bit Romano’s finger, but she refused medical treatment and said that she was fine.

After the dog calmed down, he was taken to an animal hospital. The dog had a flea collar but no tags or identification chip. He also is under observation because he bit someone. After the observation period is over, he will be put up for adoption.

The vet said that the dog doesn’t appear to be a stray but it seems that he may have ran away from his owner.

If no one claims the dog, Reynolds said that he will adopt the dog.

Source: Chicago Suburban News

6 Responses to “Two Teens Save Dog From River”

  1. Lynne says:

    That is nice to hear. Thanks for the story.

  2. wescott20 says:

    It really is nice to know that there are some great kids like these two out there. Good for them!

  3. Gary says:

    Among the flood of inhumanity you hear about, it’s great to hear stories like this, it reminds of the good people still out there.

  4. Katie says:

    Thanks Itchmo, it is nice to be reminded that not all humans are bad. Enjoy the stories about people who care.


  5. Kevin says:

    Keep this dog away from Michael Vick unless the dog wants bite him.

    Nice story itchmo.

  6. Todd Wessell says:

    What town are the two girls from? I’d like to follow up with this story if it’s local for my newspapers.

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