Two weeks ago, David Duncan was driving on the Hutchinson River Parkway north of New York City, when a Cockapoo ran in front of his car. Most people would think, “Wow. That was close. Glad I didn’t hit it.” And then they’d go on their merry way.
But Duncan, a dog owner, immediately thought about the health and well being of the dog, so he stopped his car. Dodging oncoming traffic, he managed to rescue the dog and carry her back to safety. The pooch, whom they called Lucky, was clearly well cared for, so Duncan and his partner began looking for her owners.
A story in yesterday’s New York Daily News explains what happened next:
The owners of the adorable pooch that was dubbed “Lucky” after she was saved from near death on the Hutchinson River Parkway have contacted the couple that rescued their dog.
But in a twist, the parties decided that perhaps Lucky getting lost was fate.
So David Duncan, who saved the dog, and his partner Michael McGraw will keep Lucky and raise her as their own.
The dog’s original owner, who named her Cutie, already has multiple pets and was open to the arrangement.
It’s wonderful when a good deed is rewarded, isn’t it?