Dog’s owners found by diligent employee
An employee at a local car dealership will be recognized Thursday, May 1, at 1 p.m. for putting into practice a philosophy that Nelson Mandela once eloquently expressed: “Realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”
McElveen Buick GMC employee Jen Jones will receive a certificate of appreciation for “going the extra mile” in rescuing a lost German shepherd she and her colleagues watched for several days wandering aimlessly near the dealership on busy I-26 at Exit 199. When employees saw the dog get hit and injured by a speeding car, Jones made it her mission to rescue the six-year-old dog which had escaped from a local boarding facility while his family traveled and return him to his home.
“In today’s busy and often self-absorbed world, not many people would take the time to make such an important difference in the life of this family and their severely injured dog,” said Carol Linville, founder of Pet Helpers, an animal rescue and adoption organization serving the Lowcountry.
On Thursday, the Riggins family and Linville will recognize Jones with a certificate of appreciation for her hard work and diligence in finding Duke’s owners.
Duke’s pelvis had been shattered in three places and his hip was dislocated. He has since received the necessary veterinary care and is recovering.
The public is invited to attend the certificate presentation.