According to dogfull.com, a man was in the right place at the right time to save a dog who was hanging from an electrical cord near a highway overpass.
David Fredman was on his way to work in Independence, Missouri, when he noticed the dog near the I-70 overpass.
“I saw what appeared to be a dog dangling from the side of some sort of power box. He was definitely strangled by the cord,” Fredman told Fox4 KC. “His feet were on the ground, but they were barely touching. He was trying to move his head left and right but couldn’t.”
Fredman grabbed a knife after dialing 911 and cut the dog free. As soon as he cut the dog free, he noticed it was struggling to breathe. He brought the dog to KC Pet Project after settling him down, despite being unable to walk.
The dog was microchipped and named Max, and his owner, Dee Vaughn, had been looking for him. Vaughn was relieved when he received word that Max had been found just two hours after reporting his dog missing, but he was devastated when he learned what had happened to his 16-year-old dog.
Max is stuck, but it’s not clear how he got there. Was he intentionally hung, or was it an accident? Vaughn claims that his elderly dog could not have walked the mile to where he was discovered.
However, he told the news station that surveillance cameras could reveal what happened to his dog. The electrical cord wrapped around Max’s neck certainly suggests suspicious activity. Vaughn stated that he contacted police and was advised to contact animal control, which he intends to do.
But he’s just thankful that Max is safe and sound thanks to Fredman. He had the opportunity to thank Fredman in person and said, “Thank you, David, so much. You interrupted your work to turn around and save my dog’s life.”