Wade Harrell, Brayden, and Tyler, all 13 years old, were riding their bikes down Castille Highway in Acadia Parish, Louisiana, when they saw a dog lying down in the grass. At first, the teens thought the dog wasn’t alive because he wasn’t moving. When they saw that his eyes were moving, though, they acted right away. The boys called Rayne’s Haseya’s New Beginning Animal Rescue and asked for help.
The teens used their bikes to make a barrier around the dog to protect it while they waited for help. They stayed with the dog until help arrived. The rescue group says that the dog, whose name is Taz, probably wouldn’t have lived if the teens hadn’t found him. Katie LeBlanc, a rescue volunteer, told KLFY: ,,It’s crazy because they shouldn’t have been riding on that part of the road. They had no way of finding him. They could have just ignored him, but I guess something in their hearts told them ,,Man, we need to help this dog,” so they did.”
When people came to help, they put him in a blanket like a hammock and carried him back to their shelter so they wouldn’t hurt him any more than they already had. Because he was limping and might have hurt his hip, they gave him painkillers to help him get through the night. They also fed him and gave him a warm place to sleep.
Thanks to a Facebook post by the rescue group, Taz’s owners were able to find him the next day. They said he had been missing for a week and were so happy that the teens found him and stopped to help.