Nick Ague, a police officer in Pennsylvania, went above and beyond the call of duty while responding to a car accident report. A German shepherd who'd been riding in one of the cars had run away from the hubbub, and Ague and fellow officers set off to track her down. They found the dog, Mya, two miles down the road, but she kept running away from them, so they brought in Mya's owner to coax her to safety. Mya stopped running, but then didn't move. Ague suddenly realized why.
"The dog was not moving because the skin on the pads of her feet was hanging, presumably because of the distance she ran," he said. "She ran 2 miles from the crash on hot asphalt." Since Mya couldn't walk, "the only thing I could think to do was pick her up," Ague said. So he lifted the 75-pound dog and carried her 100 yards to safety. A photo on the police department's Facebook page earned him kudos from fellow dog lovers. But Ague, who has his own German shepherd, says he was just doing what he hoped someone would do for him in the same situation. [Source]