Just last month, a dog was saved from the railroad tracks by rescuers, narrowly preventing a tragedy. Now, this lucky pooch is the recipient of even better news.
On March 30, the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services reported a heartwarming incident called “Miracle on the Tracks.” Animal Care Officer Edwards responded to a complaint about a dog in distress, unable to free himself as he was chained to a moving train track.
Upon arriving at the scene, Officer Edwards wasted no time and began working to rescue the Labrador. The poor dog was lying on the tracks, his leash securely fastened to the rail, preventing him from escaping and becoming more entangled as he struggled to break free.
The policeman made a concerted effort to earn the trust of the terrified animal. With great care, he swiftly removed the dog from the track, ensuring both the dog’s safety and his own.
Just moments before a speeding train approached the track, the officer successfully freed the dog. It was truly a miraculous rescue, as the dog would have faced a tragic fate if the officer hadn’t arrived in time.
The circumstances surrounding how the dog ended up on the track remain unclear. Whether he was intentionally attached or accidentally trapped on a nail, the most important thing is that a disaster was avoided, and the puppy was rescued in the nick of time. In a fitting tribute to his fortunate escape, animal care services appropriately named him “Lucky.”
At the time, they mentioned that Lucky would need some time to “settle down,” but he would soon be available for adoption.
“As soon as I saw him, I knew he was the kind of dog my family would get along with,” said the new owner, identified in the post as Mr. C, praising Duke’s calm and unfazed demeanor.
Before adopting Duke, the shelter claimed that Mr. C took him outside to their play yards. They got along well and agreed they were a good match.
Duke was neutered and given a microchip, according to Animal Care Services, before going to his new home. Additionally, they say that Duke’s new owners have changed his name to “Duke.”