Man Rushes To Save Dog Hanging By An Electrical Cord Near Highway Overpass

Thankfully, this man was in the right place at the right time to help save the life of a dog that had gotten caught on an electrical cord near a highway overpass.

David Fredman was heading to work just like any other day in Independence, MO when he spotted a dog near the I-70 that appeared to be struggling.

Photo: David Fredman / Fox4KC

“I saw what looked like a dog that was being hung over the side of some sort of power box. The cord was definitely strangling him,” Fredman told Fox4 KC. “His feet were touching the ground, but they were barely touching the ground. He was trying to whip his head left and right but could barely move it.”

Photo: David Fredman / Fox4KC

Fredman called 911 and then grabbed a knife to save the struggling dog: “As soon as I cut him down, he couldn’t breathe. He was trying to breathe. I tried to get him to walk. He couldn’t walk,” he said.

The KC Pet Project discovered the dog was microchipped and that his owner, Dee Vaughn, had reported his dog missing two hours prior to the event: “Two hours later there was a phone call came in asking if I was missing my dog,” Dee Vaughn said.

It is unclear whether this event was an accident or an act of foul play. But Vaughn said that there is no way his senior dog could have walked a mile from his house where he was found hanging by the cord.

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