“He fell asleep in my hands and that’s when I started crying.”
After a day of back-to-school shopping, Evie and Leslie Benson were on their way home when they spotted traffic swerving around a little, brown object in the distance. They soon came across him: a dog petrified with terror in the path of an approaching 18-wheeler truck.
Evie Benson told us, “We closed our eyes, afraid we were going to see this puppy get hit by a car.” Fortunately, the dog quickly backed up and moved out of the way.
Because she had seen such a close call, Benson was aware of what she needed to accomplish.
As I leaped out of the moving car, “my fight or flight mechanism kicked in,” Benson claimed.
The grateful puppy was soon in their back seat, secure.
The dog’s tail never ceased wagging despite the fact that he was filthy and extremely emaciated.
Benson remarked, “I was heartbroken just thinking about what this dog has been through and how afraid and alone he felt.” “The automobile travel went smoothly. He finally dozed off in my arms, and I broke down in tears. I wanted him to feel that he was at last secure.
The dog was swiftly admitted after being delivered to the Goochland County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center.
Benson went back the next day to see how he was doing. The dog rushed into her arms as soon as she arrived, which surprised her because she wasn’t sure if he would recognize her.
Benson stated, “We sat with him in the room and that’s when the emotions hit.” “My mother and I both began to cry… He curled up in my lap when I joined him on the floor, and he seemed happy to do so. He even laid on top of me and cuddled me.
The dog was soon given the ideal name by Benson, who began calling him Wags because he was never without a tail wag.
Benson is still in disbelief that so many motorists noticed Wags and failed to stop and assist him, but she is ecstatic that he is now receiving the care he requires. She can’t adopt him because she’s off to college in the autumn, but she has faith that Wags will soon find a family.
Benson remarked, “It kills my heart because I can’t adopt him. The SPCA has received numerous calls and letters asking how Wags is doing. He will have no trouble finding a home, I’m sure of it.
Wags will undoubtedly always remember her, and Benson is confident that she will never forget the small dog on the road.
We developed a lifelong bond, and Benson declared, “I love him so much.” I’m happy I could help him and get in touch with him.