The morning commute is often the most boring part of the day.
It's hard driving to work while you're still waiting for your first cup of coffee to kick in.
Twitter user @TeganG_ recently had a decidedly un-boring trip to work however, when a "branch" on the side of the road started moving as she drove by.
She shared a photo of a beautiful puppy with the caption:
"Sooo... I found a puppy in a ditch on my way to work this morning. How was your day?!"
Sooo... I found a puppy in a ditch on my way to work this morning. How was your day?! https://t.co/JPJJqUz3kJ— Tegan (@Tegan)1554847641.0
Tegan, who lives in a rural part of Wisconsin, was driving along a dirt road she always takes to get to work.
She noticed that the detritus on the side of the road seemed a bit different from the way it usually looked.
We live in a rural part of the state. This is a road I take twice a day on my way to/from work. I know the branches… https://t.co/qivvU21GM1— Tegan (@Tegan)1554847815.0
Then a "branch" in the ditch moved, and she stopped the car.
THEN THE "BRANCH" MOVED https://t.co/bINQMMdfuR— Tegan (@Tegan)1554847906.0
Tegan had to coax the poor thing toward her with some cheese from her lunch.
It ran away from me at first. I went to find a snack in my lunchbox and it had snuck up behind me. All I had that w… https://t.co/CZqle3ktyI— Tegan (@Tegan)1554848206.0
She wasn't used to dealing with puppies, so she decided to keep him as close as possible while she went in to work to retrieve the things she needed to telework.
I proceeded with my 40 minute commute to work. I'm a cat person and it's been a long time since I've been around a… https://t.co/fdOwCf2ulN— Tegan (@Tegan)1554848502.0
Puppy in a Vest!!!!!! https://t.co/3iXZSiwO0F— Tegan (@Tegan)1554848741.0
AKA a Pupper Vest.— Tegan (@Tegan)1554848818.0
When she tried to get ahold of someone to take the puppy, she had to call around to a few different people before she landed on the right shelter.
Tegan got a heck of a surprise when she told Forest County Humane Society where she had found the pup in the ditch.
Called the City Police 👮🏽♀️ They directed me to the Sheriff Called the Sheriff ⭐ They directed me to the Humane S… https://t.co/8dcXyDEl3M— Tegan (@Tegan)1554849062.0
"Oh! You found NUMBER FOUR!" Me: https://t.co/nr6CpZW97S— Tegan (@Tegan)1554849190.0
The poor doggo, now named Larry, had been outside by himself all night in dangerously cold temperature.
It turns out little Larry (center) has three sisters! A very bad person (VBP) dumped them in a rural, wooded area n… https://t.co/6yFo6pWV05— Tegan (@Tegan)1554849535.0
The reunited pups were super adorable!
HIS SISTERS WERE SO HAPPY TO SEE HIM!!! https://t.co/cS4nCA5jJx— Tegan (@Tegan)1554849624.0
They were much too excited to cooperate when Humane Society staff tried to weigh them.
This was obviously the best time to run around and dodge the humans; they were just trying to play, right?
Do you know how hard it is to weigh puppies?! Larry (in pink) weighed in at 10 pounds and is the runt of the litter… https://t.co/M17FINui2J— Tegan (@Tegan)1554849964.0
Tegan decided that Larry would become a permanent part of her family, after Forest County Humane Society made sure he was healthy enough to go home.
We're going to adopt Larry with the Pink Collar. He is at the shelter with his siblings until Friday. The veterin… https://t.co/ojJujjdF5P— Tegan (@Tegan)1554850185.0
Tegan also asked anyone who enjoyed her epic tale of puppy saving to consider donating to the shelter who took in the puppies.
Rural animal shelters often struggle to get enough funding, so even a small donation can make the world of difference in the lives of the companion animals they rescue.
This shelter tries to do it's best in a rural area but we all know it can be hard. If you feel like making a donati… https://t.co/sUbmaYJI2U— Tegan (@Tegan)1554850447.0
The call for donations was a huge success.
The Forest County Humane Society is flabbergasted by this unexpected generosity. Someone in Vermont offered to adop… https://t.co/0jmjWu9nHo— Tegan (@Tegan)1555036291.0
Tegan will definitely give little Larry a wonderful home, and thanks to her and those who enjoyed her story, Forest County Humane Society will be able to help hundreds of other animals find the same.
It's Gotcha Day for Larry! I can't wait to see him! #Larrythepuppy https://t.co/YrSUi25T87— Tegan (@Tegan)1555069726.0
If you would like to help the Humane Society in their mission to help companion animals find loving homes, you can donate on their website (via PayPal): https://www.forestcountyhumanesociety.org/donate
If a monetary donation isn't your thing, try calling your local animal shelter and asking what you can do to help. Shelters are often in need of volunteers or gently used items like towels and blankets.
It doesn't always take money to make a difference!