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An ER24 emergency team arrived on the scene of an accident and quickly got to work to save the life of a dog involved in the accident.


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Centurion, South Africa (04 May 2021) – A paramedic from ER24 is being hailed a hero for going above and beyond to treat a dog that was involved in an accident.

Yesterday, a vehicle transporting a trailer filled with wood was involved in an accident. The vehicle flipped and ended up, upside-down. A man had been travelling in the vehicle with his two dogs when the accident occurred. Thankfully, the man sustained a few minor injuries and declined transport to the hospital which was offered by the ER24 team that responded.

It became clear that one of his dogs was badly injured and the paramedics quickly jumped into action to support the injured animal.

“Earlier this afternoon, ER24 arrived at a motor vehicle collision on the N14 in Centurion. A vehicle towing a trailer with wood and a bakkie collided, whereby it is understood that the trailer jackknifed and flipped the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries but declined to be transported to the hospital. He had two dogs travelling with him at the time of the incident. The one dog was ejected from the vehicle and had sustained critical injuries. ER24 provided the dog with some pain relief medication and transported it to Muldersdrift Vet for further medical attention. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of all involved, the dog succumbed to his injuries at the vet. The second dog was found to be unharmed.”

While the story does have a heartbreaking end, it is the compassion shown by medic Tyron that has people in awe. He was kind and gentle to the dog in distress and acted fast to get him the medical attention needed. The dog didn’t suffer and was able to cross the rainbow bridge peacefully.

“You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” – Paul McCartney

Sources: ER24
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