This guy was out on one of his delivery visits when he saw a drowning dog. He didn’t think twice before leaping in the pool to save him.
You know a good person when you see one right? This Amazon delivery guy John Cassabria is definitely one of them. To say that he is an animal lover is an understatement. He grew up surrounded by pets and is currently the proud owner of four dogs, four cats and even a pet snake.
However, what happened to him on one of his usual delivery trips is really shocking. He was at the right place at the right time. Thank God.
One of his routine shift delivering packages for Amazon led to a heroic rescue that saved the life of a 14-year-old husky named Luka.
The 24-year-old was making his rounds in Woburn, Massachusetts, when he suddenly took a wrong turn. He stopped his van to reroute his GPS tracker when he heard an eerie noise coming from a yard nearby.
“I've never heard anything like that in my life. "I actually heard it over the reversing beep of my van.”
Intrigued by the hysterical voices, Cassabria followed it and eventually ended up in front of a yard with a fence.
A quick look over the fence not only extinguished his curiosity but replaced it with a feeling of fear.
Talking about it, he said,
“I saw a dog -- the dog being Luka-- barely standing in the pool. My heart sank as if I was watching an ASPCA commercial from 2005 when they played Sarah McLachlan's 'Angel. I dove into the pool with my shoes, wallet, car keys-- the whole nine. And I swam with him (Luka) in my arms the best I could hold him from the midway point of the pool to the shallow end and hoisted him and myself out of the pool.”
After the rescue he quickly pulled out his phone and managed to get in contact with the Woburn Police Department. Luckily, the animal control officer dispatched by the department lived close by and knew the owners. The dog had partially lost the use of his rear legs and fell into the pool while trying to retrieve a bone had gotten tangled in the vacuum hose for the pool.
The dog’s family is more than thankful for the rescue. His human, Julie Caldwell was savoring the first moments of her weekend away from home when she got the news.
“I was enjoying my first cocktail at The Cape when my husband's phone rang," Caldwell told CNN. "It was the Woburn Police number.”
In that moment her whole world came falling down. Caldwell recalled,
“I dropped the phone. I just started crying and I dropped the phone. I couldn't even talk. We have a doggie door and he's used that doggie door for 15 summers. He goes outside, goes right to the bathroom, and normally goes back in and stays in the air-conditioned house. This came as a complete shock to us. "I can't thank him enough.”