Rescued dog refused to leave his friend an abandoned bunny behind

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A special truck driver we all want to hug for his kindness and intuition rescued a clever dog and his abandoned buddy – a bunny, someone obviously left behind. When Akron, Ohio resident Dan O’Grady spotted the stray dog on his route to Florida, he stopped his truck and called out to the lost pooch.Humane Society of Summit county

According to the Humane Society of Summit County, when Dan approached the little Jack Russell terrier, the dog began to bark frantically, but as Dan moved closer to the dog, the pooch would run away and flee back into the woods. And that’s when Dan followed the dog, and as he looked around, he spotted a white rabbit hiding under the bushes. Scooping the friendly bunny up into his arms, the dog was satisfied his pal was safe and followed Dan back into his truck.

O’Grady named the pair “Highway” and “Interstate” and fed them before taking the dog to a nearby shelter.  The local shelter wouldn’t take the rabbit, however the Humane Society of Summit took in the emaciated bunny, and of course staff members at the rescue had a gracious shout out to a kind human being. On the organization’s Facebook page, came the happy update:

“Interstate, the bunny that we featured the other day, has been adopted!

Thank you everyone for the kind, positive comments. We are so grateful that Dan O’Grady took time out of his long truck route to make sure BOTH of these animals were taken to safety!”Humane Society of summit county bunny

Highway has also been adopted. It’s not known if the dog and bunny were bonded, and of course, the perfect story would have been even happier if they found a home together, but nevertheless, it’s still an awesome rescue and two more deserving animal companions have found loving homes.

Photos of dog and abandoned bunny courtesy of Dan O’Grady and the Humane Society of Summit County.

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14 replies
  1. Red says:

    It does my heart good to know there are still some loving, caring HUMANS in this world who do what they can to help abandoned animals. Thank you sir for your heroics!

  2. Nancy says:

    What a truly wonderful man, we need more like him in this chaotic world! I wonder if the dog and rabbit came from the same home and were dumped together? The dog loved the bunny and his insistence ensured the bunnies safety and rescue, otherwise he would have died living in the wild. I love stories like this.

  3. susispot says:

    I love that this man took the time to venture into the woods to see what the dog was trying to tell him. Anyone else might assume the dog didn’t want to be caught. Now, there is a good human being. I love you Mr. O’Grady for your compassion.


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