Paws Planet – World Animal News
Dogs

Heroic Man Saves Neighbor’s Dog Whose Leash Gets Stuck In Moving Elevator

This week, security footage from the Houston apartment building in Texas, captured a dramatic moment a man saved a small dog whose leash was trapped in moving elevator. The video was posted to Twitter and quickly went viral with more than 7 million viewers within one day.

The heroic man named Johnny Mathis, 27, was exiting the elevator on the floor to his apartment when he saw a new neighbor waiting to enter with her dog in tow. Unfortunately, she walked into the elevator without realizing her dog hadn’t followed her. The doors closed on the dog’s leash, with the owner was inside and the dog was left outside the elevator.

Johnny Mathis

Thankfully, as the elevator began to rise, Mathis jumped into action to unbuckle the dog’s collar from the leash. After momentarily struggling with the Pomeranian’s fur, he finally got the leash off of the dog, saving him from strangulation. He picked up the dog and pulled him away from the elevator to comfort him and make sure he was safe and sound.

“It just happened so quick,” Mathis said. “The whole time, I could hear the owner just screaming,” Mathis said. She was afraid the dog didn’t make it and thought the incident had turned fatal.

When the owner found out that Mathis had saved her beloved pup, she was both emotional and thankful. “When she came back down, she was just bawling her eyes out. She was really, really shaken up. She hugged me. She was just so thankful.” He added: “I think she just said ‘thank you’ and we hugged but she was just so overcome with emotion.”

“She loves the dog a lot. It’s just one of those things. It took just a second,” Mathis said. “I’m thankful I did not freeze up. I’m glad I reacted, and I’m glad that dog survived. Dogs are family. I know what that means.”

Mathis is a true hero. Thanks to his heroic actions, the dog was saved and safe. Please share this rescue with your friends and family members!

H/T: The Dodo

Related posts

Abandoned At 5 Months Old Because of His Size, This Pomeranian Dog Is Now A Star On Instagram With 93k Followers

Margot Nolan

20 Cute Dogs Who Are Perfect In Every Single Way

Carolyn Mullet

Mischievous Dog Plays Hide And Seek In Her Food Bin

Margot Nolan

10+ People Who Wanted A Dog But Ended Up With A House Bear

Carolyn Mullet

Pizza Shop Puts Photos Of Shelter Dogs On Pizza Boxes To Help Them Get Adopted

Carolyn Mullet

Dog Can’t Believe That He Finally Found A Home After 2,381 Days In The Shelter

Carolyn Mullet

Dog Breaks Down Crying Because His Owners Are Forced To Sell The Cow That Raised Him

Thuy Linh

Indiana Police Officer Was Caught Abusing K-9 Partner On Camera

Carolyn Mullet

20 Photos Proving That Dogs Are A Great Source For A Good Mood

Carolyn Mullet

20 Cute Puppies And Their “Huge Wolf” Look When Grown Up

Margot Nolan

This Talented Dog Was Trained To Respond To ‘Harry Potter’ Spells

Carolyn Mullet

Missing Dog Smiles For The Very First Time When Reuniting With His Dad After 3 Years

Margot Nolan