Hunter On Prowl For Buck Hears Bellowing Coming From Dark Hole In Ground

Jared Melton went out hunting buck recently but he wound up saving a life. The Robertsdale, Alabama man was out on his hunt when he heard bellowing, unlike anything he ever encountered before.

The sound came from a dog trapped in an armadillo hole. Instead of passing by, Melton rescued the pooch and rushed him to a local veterinarian, and he didn’t stop there. Melton took to Facebook and posted photos, hoping to find the pup’s owner.

Source: WKRG News 5

“His body temperature,” said Dr. Angie Truett at Central Baldwin Animal Hospital. “It was so low it wouldn’t register on a thermometer. It was near-fatal body temperature.”

They named the dog Buck since Melton was hunting buck at the time. As vets raced to save Buck’s life, people started calling Melton a hero for his kindness.

Source: WKRG News 5

“Everybody on there calling me a hero and a saint and I’m not that,” Melton told local media. “I’m just a guy that got lucky and found a dog and helped him cause I’d want that help in return if that was me in there.”

So far, Buck is doing well with a good prognosis. He is very emaciated and only weighs 36 pounds. He doesn’t have a microchip and it is believed he was placed in the woods on purpose.

Source: WKRG News 5

Buck will get a happy ending, though, as Melton plans to adopt the dog if no one claims him.

Learn more about this amazing story by watching the video below.

Please ‘SHARE’ to pass on this story to a friend or family member

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.