For animals that survive on city streets, every day is similar to the previous one, and the New Year holidays are no exception. Every day, animals are looking for where to keep warm and how to save themselves from hunger. Sometimes they meet people who treat them with a bone or a piece of bread. Grabbing treats, they immediately run to the pipes through which hot water flows into the houses in order to warm up at least a little. The next day everything repeats.
Every day is fraught with risks, as larger and more aggressive dogs can take the hard-earned food and chase away the warm spot. People are also not always kind, or at least indifferent; often they tend to hurt the weak one.
In this story, as in many others, the fault lies with the human. The dog was lucky, it managed to get some food at the market and carried it to its hiding place. The dog ran across the pedestrian crossing, but this did not help it, as the driver decided it was not worth stopping for an animal. The dog was struck by the wheels, the meal flew one way and the dog flew the other, landing in a snowdrift.
The dog looked at the car and could not understand what it had done wrong and why the person had not even stopped and checked what he had done. The dog did not know that there were drivers who would not brake in front of a child, and certainly not in front of an animal.
Dogs have learned to cross the road at crosswalks, at green lights, but people have not yet learned their own rules, because they break them at the cost of someone else’s life, not their own.
The dog might have been lying in a snowdrift for a long time without the strength to get up, but it was lucky that a caring woman passed by. Many people passed by, but she was the only one who stopped and decided to help. The woman found our number and reported what had happened.