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UPS Driver Rescues Puppy That Was Thrown Out Of A Car By Its Owner

It blows my mind how anyone could be so heartless as to abandon a helpless animal. We hear lots of stories about animals left on the side of the road by careless owners - or worse. People need to understand that domesticated animals aren't like wild animals; they can't fend for themselves. They need humans to care for them and love them. So, if you can't handle having a pet, at least take the time to find a new, responsible owner!

That's why the story of what happened in Hughson, California last week is so infuriating. It seems that a negligent dog owner decided they no longer wanted to care for their puppy. So, they dumped her on the side of the road.

Thankfully, this story has a happy ending. This pup learned that not every person is as cruel as her previous owner. Luckily, there are people like Jason Harcrow around to lend a helping hand.

On June 14th, UPS driver Jason Harcrow set out on his usual route in Hughson, California.

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Then, he saw something unusual. He watched as a car stopped in the middle of the road, tossed out a puppy, and then took off.

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The puppy was alone, helpless, and in danger of getting hit by a car.

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Harcrow leapt into action. He ran into the street and grabbed the dog before she could walk into oncoming traffic. By then, the car that dumped her was too far away to get a license plate, but at least the puppy was safe and sound.

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His act of heroism has earned him some praise from his co-workers. “We’re very proud of him,” says Jessica Lafferty, UPS supervisor. “He’s a very good guy.”

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Hughson Police Services report that the puppy is in great spirits and will most likely be up for adoption at Stanislaus County Animal Shelter, where she's currently being housed.

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If you'd like more updates on the puppy, head to this page.

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H/T: LittleThings

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