Every now and then, in a time of need, the right person arrives at just the right time — and something amazing happens.
This was the case on Wednesday morning when a lost bloodhound named Ruger found himself trapped on Northern California’s Highway 80 in the midst of rush-hour traffic. Deputy Stanislav Semenuk, a K-9 handler for the Placer County Sheriff's Department, happened to be behind the wheel when he saw an animal dart across lanes of eastbound traffic.
“I stopped immediately, and turned the lights on to try and get traffic to slow down,” Semenuk told The Dodo. “I got out of the car and tried to call him over to me. You could tell the poor pup was terrified.”
As cars began to slow on the highway, the dog got spooked and bolted back into traffic — this time with tragic results. Ruger collided with a passing car.