Cyclist Carries Injured Stray Dog on His Back to Get Help and Finds Him Forever Home

A cyclist out for a ride in the woods with friends ended up saving the life of a stray dog.

Jarret Little was riding his bike through the woods near Columbus, Georgia, when he came across the dog, which appeared to have been hit by a car.

“We came to a halt to regroup, and he emerged from the woods to greet us.””He was really thin, with ribs showing and a lot of road rash and a broken leg,” CBS News’ Little said.They gave the dog water and food, and then Jarret loaded the dog onto his back and cycled into town to seek assistance.But not even he could have predicted what happened next.

“The odds of winning the lottery are one in a million,” they say.This week’s winner was this pup.”Amazing turn of events,” Jarret wrote on Facebook.When they arrived in downtown Columbus, they immediately found Andrea Shaw, who was visiting a local bike shop to get the dog more water and food.Andrea was in town on business from Maine when she ran into Jarret and noticed the dog.”Columbo,” she immediately offered to assist.

Columbo must have known Andrea was the one to assist him because he immediately hugged her.

“I [Columbo the dog] hugged her because she spoke so nice to me,” Andrea wrote in Adventures of Columbo.I bled on her new shirt. She must have liked it because she called her husband and told him, ‘I’m saving this dog – he’s bleeding and broken, and I’m not leaving him.’Joel Shaw, her husband, responded, “OK.’Does your hotel allow pets?'”

Andrea took Columbo to an emergency veterinarian, who discovered he had a broken front toe and a fractured back leg.

She paid for Columbo’s surgery and discovered Canine Freedom Transportation, which would transport the dog back to Maine and her horse farm.

“After having four pins put in to stabilize the fractures and a full cast on a front leg to stabilize a broken toe, Bo traveled with 25 staples in his hind leg,” Andrea wrote.”They gave him all his meds and kept him comfortable until he was in my arms again.”

Now Columbo is settling in to his new life and meeting his new family.