You never quite know what is going to happen when you are out for a pleasant drive during the day. When Audra Petraškienė was driving along the river in Lithuania near her home, she wasn’t expecting anything unusual. It was really just a quiet drive that should’ve been uneventful but then she saw something along the roadside that grabbed her attention. It was a dog that was soaking wet, shivering and all alone.
Like many of us, Petraškienė decided she would stop the car and see what this dog was doing out in the middle of nowhere. It didn’t take very long before she realized that he had survived something that most dogs would never have lived through. It was an attempt on his life, apparently by his former owner and it was so cruel that most of us could never even imagine that it would occur to such a lovely animal.
Apparently, the dog had just come out of the river nearby because he was still soaking wet. It seems as if someone had tied an anchor around his neck and thrown him into the river to drown. It wasn’t even an actual anchor but rather, was simply a piece of metal garbage that was tied around his neck for the purpose of weighing him down. This is what she had to say about the incident. “Apparently, somebody put a heavy metal item on his neck and dropped him in the river to drown. The dog was scared and shaking from cold as well.”
When she happened to come across this dog, she decided to record the event as she got out of the car to rescue him. This is the recording that was posted on Facebook and it has racked up hundreds of thousands of views in a very short amount of time.
Posted by Audra Petraškienė on Friday, June 1, 2018
Her daughter calls this dog a “real fighter” and when you see what he was able to go through, it’s easy to see why she feels that way. It is difficult to tell how he was able to survive the attempt on his life but it is known that he managed to somehow get out of the river and get to a safe location along the road.
After Petraškienė got him home, she took the metal from around his neck and dried him off thoroughly. She then took him to the veterinarian so that he could be checked to ensure there weren’t any issues with his health.
No serious injuries occurred to the dog and now he is recovering nicely. The police were also informed about the incident and they are interested in seeing the individual responsible for this act brought to justice.
Adria says that she is going to do what is best for this dog.
Petraškienė performed an act of kindness that saved the life of a precious animal. Her daughter said that she is very proud of what her mother did. She also added that she loves animals and wants to take care of them.