Carter offered the dog some food and some friendly pets, winning his trust enough to have him be taken to a nearby animal shelter.
Following the incident, the dog was reunited with his owner and Carter was hailed as a hero for showing restraint during a situation in which others might have used deadly force -- essentially saving the dog's life. But while that alone was enough to win Carter praise among animal-lovers, he recently went above and beyond the call of duty one more time.
According to news station WFAA, not long after the dog's owner decided his pet was too much trouble to keep and returned him to the shelter. When word got out that he was soon be euthanized, Carter came to the dog's rescue yet again.
He adopted him.