This video has been viewed by
millions around the world with the same gut-wrenching, yet heartwarming
reaction. At the time of my narration, it was reported that the injured dog had
lived. Unfortunately, we now know otherwise.
What is most important to note is
the fact that it took a little stray dog with a big heart to touch the world and
in doing so, perhaps put us in touch with ourselves. Judging from the countless
comments of concern, it is obvious that, for the most part, we are one in our
respect for life.
So, wherever you live and
whatever you may take in from the media this week, may you long remember the
message this loving homeless canine brought us on the eve of the holiest of
Another Dog Hit By A Car
This may be
the most amazing animal video we have ever seen.
The video is from a traffic camera overlooking the busy Costanera Norte freeway in Santiago, Chile. It shows a dog that has been
hit by a car on a busy highway. Under these conditions, such an
animal would not have a chance of being saved. Enter our
Chileans have a new hero: an apparently
homeless dog that pulled the body of another dog through traffic
off a busy highway. A surveillance camera on a Santiago freeway
captured images of a dog trotting past speeding cars to pull the
lifeless body of the other canine, which had been run over by a
vehicle, away from traffic and onto the median strip.
The scene was
broadcast by Chilean television stations and then posted on Web
sites, and hundreds of thousands of people had viewed versions
of it by Monday.
removed both the dead and live dogs from the median strip of the
Vespucio Norte Highway shortly after the Dec. 4 incident. But
the rescuer dog ran away.
images of the rescue prompted some people to call and offer to
adopt the dog, but neither highway workers nor a television crew
could find they animal.
Source: AP News