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27 September 2000

I MET AN ANGEL TODAY
By Lisa Black, Lake Whitney Humane Society, LABlack@WhineyTX.net

The angel I met today walks this earth as a man. At 4:15 p.m. on an extremely busy freeway with rush hour getting into full swing and cars whizzing by, I saw a man standing in the break down lane in the center with a dog between his feet. I stopped to see if I could offer any assistance as I have vet tech experience. The man told me he had seen the dog running along the breakdown lane and stopped to try and capture him. The man chased him a good distance before he could capture the dog. The dog was terrified and had nipped at the man out of fear. By the time I stopped, the dog seemed to trust the man more and we were able to read the tags on the dog's collar.......yes the dog was wearing a collar with tags, and one of the tags had the dogs name, telephone number and city on it!!!

Rusty, the dog, did not seem to have been injured, just a little dirty with some burrs in his coat. The man pulled out his cell phone and immediately called the number on the tags. He got an answering machine and left a message. Then this man picked the dog up to take him back to his truck. I drove the man to his truck as he had chased Rusty a long distance along the freeway to help save him.

What moved me about this situation is that this man pulled off an extremely busy freeway to try and help this dog that would surely have been hit and killed by a vehicle. This man thought nothing about doing this! In a world that can be so cold and callous, I was moved to tears at this man's kindness. I don't know his name or the outcome of Rusty's life, nor will I ever know, but I have seen that there are angels out there masquerading as human beings, and this restores my faith in the human race.

I hope this story puts a smile on your face and maybe a tear in your eye as it did me.

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