Malissa Sergent Lewis works at an elementary school in Kentucky. And one morning, she happened to take an alternate route to work. Little did she know the trip would change her life forever.
Malissa decided to take the backroads to work one morning when she spotted the unthinkable.
She was shocked to see a trash bag walking down the road. She pulled out her cellphone to record it and decided to help, no matter what it was inside.
The bag started to walk toward Malissa as the mystery animal sensed someone nearby. Knowing it could be a very dangerous animal, she carefully opened the bag to look inside.
Her heart sank when she saw an adorable puppy. He started wagging his tail immediately as if he knew he was going to be saved. She took to Facebook to say, “If this is your puppy, let me know. If you are the scoundrel who put it in a garbage bag and tossed it on the side of the road….you’re a sicko.”
The puppy had a collar but no identification, so she took him to work. When she got home that night, she took the puppy to the vet for an examination.
The vet said he was no more than eight weeks old but that he was completely healthy!
Malissa decided to keep the puppy and named him Hefty. Needless to say, her sons were pretty thrilled with their new dog! 🙂
Meanwhile, the Sheriff’s department and animal control would remain in contact and conduct a thorough investigation to find out who committed this horrific act. Who could do such a thing?
But the playful and loving puppy is safe, healthy and in his forever home. What a happy ending! 🙂
Photo credits: Malissa Sergent Lewis
h/t The Dodo