As a group of children played alongside a street in Oklahoma City, a little girl stepped off the curb. A stray Border Collie who’s been nicknamed “Angel” darted in front of her, stopping the girl in her tracks.
Angel had seen what the little girl did not: a truck speeding toward her. The truck clipped Angel, fracturing his leg.
“He really was a watchdog,” Charles Saxton, who witnessed Angel’s heroic deed, told KOCO. “That truck came speeding down. They always do. He saved her life. Saved her from getting hit. I don’t know if it would have killed the girl or not, but it mangled the dog pretty bad.”
Another witness, Alfredo Carrasco, said Angel had been hanging around the area for about three weeks. He and other neighbors fed him.
“It just showed up,” he told KOCO. “Real pretty dog, black and white. I don’t know who it belongs to, but he was real friendly.”
Angel is now being cared for by the Oklahoma City (OKC) Animal Welfare Department. A generous veterinarian has offered to pay for the surgery needed on the Border Collie’s leg, and according to the OKC Animal Welfare Department’s Facebook page, Angel has already been adopted and will be going to his new forever home today.
“It really shows the power of the human-animal relationship,” the department’s superintendent, Julie Bank, told KOCO. “It shows how much animals are really in tune to what we’re all about. Angel really is a hero dog that saved a bunch of kids.”
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