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Loyal Dog Flags Down Help For Injured Buddy in Houston

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In a heartwarming story of animal loyalty, a dog waits on the road in Houston to flag down help for his injured buddy called Matthew. Saving his doggo friend’s life! 

Loyal Buddy

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When the loyal dog saw his friend get injured he stayed by his side for a while, knowing that no one would see them in the ditch next to the road. He risked his own life to wait in the middle of the road for a car with kind humans to pull over to take them to his injured buddy. 

Injured

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The injured dog called Matthew, was hit by a car that had fled the scene in Houston. Luckily for Matthew, he had a very brave friend called Corey who waited for over 6 hours trying to flag down some good samaritans to help him! 

Good Samaritans 

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Samantha Zimmer and her fiancé saw a Facebook post that led to them searching for Matthew and Corey, and luckily they found them! After driving around for a while, they saw Corey waiting for help on the road – finally, they found them! 

Look Here! 

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Cory led the couple to the ditch where Matthew was lying in a puddle, unable to move. At the time they didn’t know that the poor fella’s bones were broken. He was just so happy for help that his tail kept wagging. 

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Almost Safe 

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The kind couple secured the brave Corey first to make sure that he was safe from the busy road before setting to work to get Matthew the help he needed. 

Help 

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The injured Matthew was lying in a puddle in a ditch next to the road, crying from pain when they picked him up to carry him to their car. Poor doggo was in so much pain and the couple drove him straight to the emergency room for some much-needed help! 

Bandages & More Bandages

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When Matthew left the emergency room he was covered in bandages and casts – poor buddy! Knowing that he would need some comfort after such a traumatic experience, his rescuers made sure to bring a surprise along to lift his spirits. 

Happy!  

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As Matthew was gently loaded into the back of the vehicle, his loyal friend Corey was right there waiting to welcome and comfort him! Tails wagging all over the place, despite Matthew’s pain, the two dog friends greeted each other with loads of kisses. 

After Hospital 

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Both Matthew and Corey were staying at the non-profit rescue, Lola’s Lucky Day. Where they received all the care they needed, together! I mean, who could ever split these two friends?? 

Besties  

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The couple who pulled over to help the dogs said that if it weren’t for the loyal dog waiting in the middle of the road for help, they would’ve never found his injured buddy. Through his bravery and loyalty, Corey saved his friend’s life! 

Loyalty In Dogs

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Dogs aren’t just man’s best friends, but their fellow dogs’ too! Dogs show their loyalty to their other canine buddies by protecting and comforting them. And even by seeking help for friends in need, just like Corey did! 

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Emotional Capabilities of Dogs

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If you have a pet dog, you would know that they can form emotional connections with you. But, they also form these bonds with other dogs, even if they aren’t related by blood. Their ability to understand and respond to the emotions of their close companions makes them incredibly sensitive and compassionate creatures. 

Ability to Recover

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Dogs have a remarkable ability to recover from injuries, thanks to their resilience and care provided by veterinarians and caregivers. With proper medical treatment, rest, and rehabilitation, many dogs can bounce back from even severe injuries. Their determination and positive spirits often play a crucial role in their healing process, allowing them to regain their strength and return to their normal activities.

Finding An Injured Dog 

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If you find an injured dog, be careful when approaching as they might be in shock and react out of fear. However, if you can approach the dog, cover it with a blanket and move them carefully. The most important thing is to get them to professional care as soon as possible. Also, alert the appropriate authorities on the matter. 

Dogs & Cars

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Dogs are naturally curious and their instincts are to chase moving objects like cars or other animals, which could be a reason why dogs get hit by cars. They might also get disoriented or scared, causing them to dart into traffic unexpectedly. Additionally, lack of proper supervision or secure containment, such as broken fences or open gates, can lead to dogs wandering onto busy roads.

The Video

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Last Say on the Loyal Dog & His Injured Buddy

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This story of Corey, the loyal dog who flagged down help for his injured buddy, Matthew, shows us just how special and caring dogs are. And we are grateful that Matthew made it out okay, and that the two friends are still together! 

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