State Trooper's Heroic Act: Rescuing Lost Dog In Pouring Rain

July 11, 2024

Today's good news story comes from Kingsport, Tennessee.

Tennessee State Trooper Lance Willis became a local hero after rescuing a lost dog from a busy road in Kingsport during a torrential downpour.

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@shaydagood on TikTok

Initially believing there was a car crash due to the slowing traffic, Trooper Willis was relieved and surprised to discover a distressed German Shepherd stranded in the middle of the road.

Captured in a video posted on TikTok, Trooper Willis's swift actions quickly went viral, garnering widespread admiration.

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The footage shows him pulling into the center lane and allowing the soaked and frightened dog to hop into his cruiser, ensuring her safety.

The video was captioned, "We need to make this human famous," and it didn't take long for the clip to touch the hearts of many.

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Trooper Willis / Tennessee Highway Patrol

The rescued dog, named Luna, was taken to Petworks Animal Services in Kingsport. The local shelter confirmed that Luna's owner had successfully reclaimed her after the harrowing ordeal.

"Luna is home safe with her family," Petworks Animal Service stated in a message to News Channel 11 in Tennessee.

They also conveyed Trooper Willis's heartfelt sentiment: "Trooper Willis said Friday that Luna's owner locating her was all he hoped for."

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