After a day of back-to-school shopping, Evie and Leslie Benson were driving home when they observed cars swerving around a small brown object in the distance. Soon, they spotted him: a terrified puppy standing in front of an incoming 18-wheeler.
Evie Benson told The Dodo, “We closed our eyes out of fear of witnessing this puppy being struck by a car.” Fortunately, the dog moved out of the way in the nick of time.
Benson understood what she needed to do after witnessing such a near-miss.
Benson stated, “My fight or flight instincts kicked in as I sprang out of the moving automobile.”
The thankful puppy was quickly secured in their back seat.
Despite being filthy and extremely underweight, the puppy’s tail never stopped wagging.
Benson stated, “I was heartbroken simply considering what this dog had been through and how afraid and alone he felt.” “The drive was uneventful. Eventually, baby fell asleep in my hands, at which point I began to cry. I wished for him to feel he was at last secure.”
They delivered the puppy to the Goochland County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, where he was admitted without delay.
Benson returned the following day to check on him. She was uncertain whether the puppy would recognize her, but as soon as she arrived, he leapt into her arms.
Benson stated, “As we sat in the room with him, the emotions began to surface.” “Both my mother and I began crying… I joined him on the floor, where he happily wrapped up in my lap and even laid on top of me to cuddle.
Benson soon came up with the right name for the dog; she began calling him Wags because he always had his tail wagging.
Benson can’t believe that so many drivers saw Wags and didn’t stop to help, but she’s overjoyed that he’s now receiving the necessary treatment. Even though she is leaving for college in the autumn and cannot adopt him, she is confident that Wags will quickly find a family.
Benson stated, “It kills my heart that I cannot adopt him.” “The SPCA has received so many calls and texts about Wags… I am confident that he will easily find a home.”
Benson is aware that she will never forget the small dog on the road, and Wags will likewise never forget her.
Benson stated, “We forged a lifelong bond, and I love him so much.” “I’m delighted I was able to save him and establish a relationship with him.”