It was around 1:30 a.m. last Friday when Encinal Police officers Angel Esparza and Jonathan Ponce were driving back from the La Salle County Jail on I-35 after dropping off an individual they had arrested.
That’s when they saw it: a scared little dog, stranded on the side of the highway.
Officers learned the dog’s owner was a 7-year-old who had died in the accident. With a broken leg and a will to survive, the dog named Firu had traveled six miles from the scene of the accident.
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