|Vadim Rustam begins to chip away at a newly|
installed sidewalk to rescue a dog cruelly trapped under
the staircase by a work crew.
After the repair, residents of a nearby building insisted they heard the sound of a barking dog beneath the building's front stairs, right by the newly repaired sidewalk.
A guy named Vadim Rustam and his family appealed to city housing authorities to at least investigate, but they blew him off,
So, Rustam dug up the newly installed paving stones and of course risked getting in trouble for it.
However, once the digging was done, Rustam discovered the work crew had sealed a pregnant dog into a cavity between the repair and the concrete steps of the building, says The Dodo, a web site geared toward animal lovers.
It's unknown if the work crew knew the dog was there, but really, they had to. How could you miss a dog during the hour or more it took to repair the sidewalk?
The dog and her unborn puppies would have died a cruel death if not for Rustam. Of course, I'm infuriated by this, as anyone would be.
Luckily, the dog was in pretty good shape despite being trapped with no food or water for two days.
The dog was taken to an animal shelter and at last check was doing well. She reported gave birth to the puppies, who are also OK. The dogs at last check were being well cared for and would be up for adoption soon, The Dodo reports.
I just hope none of the work crew that repaired the sidewalk have pets. They don't deserve them, that's for sure!
Someone filmed Rustam making the rescue. It's pretty incredible.