Injured Dog Saved by Cyclist

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Jarrett Little carries an injured Columbo on the back of his bike.

Jared Little was cycling as part of a group near Columbus Georgia. That’s when they saw the stray dog.


“We stopped to let everyone regroup and he came out of the woods really happy to see us,” Little tells MNN. “He was thin, hadn’t eaten in a while and had obviously been hit by a car.”

The cyclists gave the dog what they had, some water and some energy chews.

“I was concerned for him as was the lady with me named Chris Dixon. We both decided there was no way we could leave him, but we were a long way from town and it was getting dark,” Little says.

They only had bikes, so they gently lifted him up and cycled away.

“I was concerned for him as was the lady with me named Chris Dixon. We both decided there was no way we could leave him, but we were a long way from town and it was getting dark,” Little says.

Andrea Shaw with Columbo

Once they were back in town, they met Andrea Shaw, who was in town for a business trip.

“He ran right to her as though he knew she was his next step,” Little says.

Andrea was just talking a walk to see Columbus, and just happened to be right in front of the bike shop when the pair arrived.

“This little dog ran up to me and jumped into my arms. I started looking around for his person and started asking about him. Chris Dixon showed me the picture on Jarrett’s back,” Shaw tells MNN. “I called him and he jumped in my arms and I haven’t let him go since.”

She ended up with the dog’s leash. She called her husband and said “I found this dog and he’s broken. I cannot leave him.” She just double checked that the hotel she was staying at was pet-friendly.

Columbo rests as he waits for his ride from Georgia to Maine.

The newly christened “Columbo” was taken to an emergency vet. He had road rash, a leg broken in several places, and a broken toe. He went to an orthopedic vet the next morning to repair the damage. Before he knew it, he was on a “Grateful Doggies” van to Maine.

All in all, he ended up with 25 staples and 4 pins, as well as a full cast to support his toe. He had to take multiple medications along the way home.

Bo soon arrived at his new home. He now lives with two black and tan coon hounds, several horses, and Andrea’s son.

Bo drinks water with horse

Everyone fell in love with the puppy, who is likely a great dane.

“He’s a pretty lucky little dude to say the least,” says Little, who stays in touch with Shaw.

Because of his long recovery time, Andrea bought him “every chew toy known to dog” to help keep him busy. She also got him a convertible crate so she can take him on errands and outside.

Columbo in his convertible playpen

The picture of Columbo being carried on the bike went viral. As a result, his owner created a Facebook page called “The Adventures of Columbo.

And as Bo posts on his Facebook page, “Mom says having a broken giant puppy isn’t all rainbows and unicorns — but she still loves me to the moon and back.”



Source: MNN

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