Ontario resident Sam Principe found himself in the middle of the street giving CPR to a little chihuahua mix he held in his arms. The little dog had been hit by a car and Principe was the only driver that stopped to help.
Principe sighed and shook his head, “How can the driver not stop? He hit a little tiny puppy and didn’t even care!”
He was on his way home that morning and saw cars swerving around the injured dog, that at first he thought was just a dirty sweater lying on the road. But then he saw it move, and found himself the only driver who was willing to pull over and help the dog that had been hit by another car.
He stopped in the middle of the road, put on his hazard lights and went to the dog’s aide. He gave it CPR until it opened its eyes. He was then able to find the owner, who then took it to an emergency veterinarian to be treated.
It turns out that Lexie, the one-year-old chihuahua-yorkie mix, was thankfully just bruised and very sore, but she would be ok. Her owner said the dog had escaped from her yard and gone after a squirrel.
If Principe hadn’t come along, Lexie almost certainly would have been run over again and killed, said her owner.
Principe still say she dosn’t understand why a driver wouldn’t stop. The local authorities said that while one would hope someone would stop, that the law only applies to people and property, not pets.
Principe, who has two shih-tzus at home, says he thinks the law should apply to pets. He knows that if something happened to his dogs, his kids would be devastated.
Dogs in the neighborhood rejoice. Principe is there to help you.