Nurse’s heroic act saves a dog’s life on the freeway: ‘lucky to be alive’
On Friday, a dog was discovered in a perilous predicament after becoming stranded on a LA freeway – until one nurse intervened. It was a scary situation: the dog was rushing down the 5 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, risking being hit by a car. Drivers stopped to assist the dog, but the terrified animal continued to struggle and run.
“My first thought was to jump out of my car and run with the dog, so she wouldn’t be scared,” she told FOX 11, but decided then to remain in her vehicle until the timing was right. The dog continued to run nervously between cars, but when the time was right, Amber opened her car door and the dog jumped right inside.
The nurse’s fellow drivers were happy to see someone had finally caught the loose, terrified dog. “A couple in a truck started clapping, and some guy in a white van started clapping. Everybody was just happy that someone was able to get the dog,” Amber told KCAL/KCBS.
On Friday, a dog was discovered in danger after being trapped on a Los Angeles motorway – until a nurse helped. It was a terrifying situation: the dog was running down the 5 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, threatening to be hit by a car. Vehicles pulled over to help the dog, but the scared animal continued to fight and escape. “She’s lucky to be alive, but doesn’t look worse for the wear,” the vet told KCAL. “I do think she has an owner, as she looks pretty well fed. She’s somebody’s pet.”
Amber took the dog home to care for her. There was no microchip on the dog, but she was determined to get her back to the right home. Thankfully, the dog is now home. In an update from FOX 11, the dog, whose real name is Pretty, reunited with her owner, who says the dog got lost while the family was moving.
“I didn’t think we were gonna see her again until a couple nights ago when we saw the video for the first time,” the owner told FOX 11. “Definitely give our thanks and appreciation to the Streid family and Amber for everything.”
The owner said that Pretty was found by the right person, and that his dog clearly trusted the nurse to help her. “[Pretty] usually doesn’t like females but she loves Amber… she’s been following her around,” he added. “It’s amazing it seems like it was meant to be… I’m just happy it was her.”