An act of kindness will go a long way and will always be appreciated, even to animals. One night, Bob Hoelter decided to walk to his favorite store instead of driving. As he crossed a bridge to get to the store, he heard a weak, sad cry from below. He walks under and around the bridge in search of the injured creature. When he finally saw it, he was heartbroken when he saw a scared puppy with his mouth shut. The poor dog was left by the owner across the bridge.
Hoelter immediately took the puppy to the nearest hospital Griffith Animal Hospital. The hospital’s director, Lori Kovavich, made the puppy’s first priority. The first thing they did was remove the tape around its snout, which had actually damaged its skin. They gave him antibiotic ointments and injections. They also found that the puppy suffered an ɪɴᴊᴜʀʏ to his leg that required sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ. After completing the initial treatment, they made a cozy bed for the puppy.
Like a puppy, trembling and scared. But Hoelter couldn’t believe what he noticed next: The puppy’s muzzle was closed and wrapped with electrical tape and he put it inside his coat, got up, and started taking him to the animal hospital. And the moment Hoelter walked in the door of the clinic and hugged his dog is something the board of directors and the entire hospital staff will never forget.
Hoelter is happy that the puppy was well cared for before becoming emaciated and severely ᴅᴀᴍᴀɢᴇᴅ under the ice. They estimate that the bandage was wrapped around his snout for several days. The medical team removed the bandages and injected the puppy with antibiotics and ointment, about 4 months old.
The staff later discovered that the puppy also suffered a leg ɪɴᴊᴜʀʏ that required sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ. They believe someone dropped it off the bridge and slipped into the water, and the puppy landed. The hospital staff were too upset about the pup’s condition.
Then they prepared a bed for him with blankets and stuffed animals.
The couple and husband Doug are longtime vet hospital customers who just lost their beloved dog and vowed they wouldn’t get another one soon until they saw the puppy. This dog immediately fell in love and decided to adopt the dog. They named him Louie. The doctors were so excited about Louie’s future that the man who saved Louie passed away.
Then another amazing thing happened: Hoelter’s niece came across a Web post about Louie and her newly reunited family. And in that emotional reunion, Louie recognized her hero.
“I was surprised because I didn’t think Louie remembered me,” Hoelter said. “They put him down and he ran right up to me.”
“That makes me think that God has a purpose for everyone, to be honest with you. We all have our calling”, “I’ll have to walk more often, but I definitely don’t want to find more dogs under the bridge”.