A man was in the right place at the right time to save a dog that was hanging from a power line near a highway overpass. David Fredman was on his way to work in Independence, MO when he spotted the dog near the I-70 overpass.
“I saw what looked like a dog hanging from the face of some kind of electrical box. Fredman told Fox4 KC “. His feet touch the ground, but they barely touch the ground. He tried to whip his head left and right but could barely move.
Fredman immediately called 911 and then grabbed a knife to free the dog. As soon as he released the dog, he noticed that the dog was having difficulty breathing. He was also unable to walk, but after putting the dog down, he brought it to the KC Pet Project.
They discovered the microchipped dog and named it Max and its owner, Dee Vaughn, was looking for it. Vaughn was relieved when he received the call that Max had been found just two hours after he reported that his dog was missing, but he was saddened to learn what had happened to the 16-year-old his age.
It’s unclear how Max got into the predicament. Was it an accident or did someone intentionally hang Max? Vaughn said there was no way his old dog could have walked the miles to where he was found. But he told the broadcaster that surveillance cameras could reveal what happened to his dog. Surely the rope around Max’s neck indicates suspicious activity. Vaughn said he called the police and was told to contact animal control, which he intended to do.
But he’s just grateful that Max got home safely thanks to Fredman. He took the opportunity to thank Fredman directly and said to him, “Thank you, David, very much. You stopped what you were doing to go back and save my dog’s life”.