After a truck driver suffered a medical emergency and had to be hospitalized, two of his nurses saved the day when they were able to get his puppy, who had been traveling with him before he was taken away in an ambulance to the University of Iowa Hospital, from an area shelter.
According to KCCI News, when Robert Prichard suffered a medical emergency and was hospitalized, his pup, “Bandit,” was taken to the Cedar Bend Humane Society. From the hospital, Prichard phoned the shelter daily to make sure that staff knew that his puppy needed to be taken care of until he was able to retrieve him.
Before Prichard was released, the animal shelter notified him that the puppy’s time was up – if Bandit wasn’t retrieved, he would be put up for adoption.
Enter the two compassionate nurses – when they heard about Prichard’s situation, they took it upon themselves to drive over an hour to the animal shelter and spring Bandit from the humane society. Nurse Erin Niles explained, “I didn’t think it was really fair for someone to lose their animal just because they were in the hospital, so I wanted to do everything I could.”
Prichard is filled with gratitude over the selfless act of kindness that reunited him with his beloved pup. He told the news agency, “I appreciate it, and nobody has ever treated or helped me like these people have. The main thing is I got my buddy back.”
(Screenshot via KCCI)
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