In a cloud of dust, a 3-month-old Cairn Terrier frantically chased after an old blue pickup truck whose driver dumped him on a Northern California road.
“I’m rolling up and I see it pull away in the dirt, going pretty fast, and the little dog is chasing it down the yellow line,” Jason Harcrow, who’s been a United Parcel Service (UPS) driver for 16 years, told the Modesto Bee.
As Harcrow pulled over to the side of the road, the puppy, startled by an oncoming car, darted under his UPS truck.
It took a while for Harcrow to coax the pup out from under the truck.
“I tried to grab him and he was kind of playing with me,” he told the Bee. “I didn’t want to get down on all fours, so I was just kind of swiping for him. I was getting a little frustrated.”
He was finally able to grab the puppy and put him in his truck. He called Stanislaus County Animal Services and was told an animal control officer would come and take the pup, but Harcrow had deliveries to make.
So he brought the abandoned puppy along with him on his route. “He’s an awesome little pup,” Harcrow, who has a dog and cat, told the Bee.
Harcrow dropped his furry passenger off at a police substation. An animal control officer later took the pup to the Stanislaus County Animal Services shelter.
‘He’s Very Playful, Very Cute’
Not surprisingly, the puppy had no ID tag or microchip. In the highly probable case that his owner doesn’t show up to claim him, the pup will be available for a new forever home — emphasis on forever — Tuesday, June 21.
“He’s very playful, very cute,” Annette Patton, executive director of Stanislaus County Animal Services, told KCRA. The shelter has been flooded with calls about adopting the puppy, who they named “Biscuit.” Patton is certain Biscuit will find a loving home soon.
Jessica Lafferty, supervisor at the local UPS hub, told the Modesto Bee the company is very proud of Harcrow.
“He’s a very good guy,” she said. I couldn’t agree more.
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