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