When a pit bull puppy was found abandoned in a crate in the woods, two Massachusetts teens went out of their way to make sure he wound up safe and sound.
The puppy, who is believed to be only a few months old, was discovered deep in the woods on private property, according to WCVB. He was covered in insect bites and feces. Animal control believes he had been there for two days.
After a logger found him and the property owner gave him some water, friends Sam Rice and Brady Thebeau volunteered to care for him.
“He’s a really friendly dog. As soon as we went up, he started wagging his tail and yipping,” Rice told WCVB.
They took him home, cleaned him up and watched over him until animal control could arrive. They even gave him a name — Brad, after Brad Pitt, since he is a pit bull.
The boys were honored by the Leicester Police Department during a press conference. Chief James Hurley credited them with helping the dog live.
“Obviously if you and the other two individuals had not taken action, this dog might not have survived,” he said.
Police are looking for the person who abandoned the dog.