Returning from a business trip to Paris on Wednesday June 8, 2022, Alexandre Avisse saw a lost dog on the A13, near Tourville-la-Rivière. After rescuing and caring for her at home, he managed to find the owners.
It’s a perilous rescue that he won’t soon forget. Wednesday, June 8, while returning from a professional meeting in Paris, Alexandre Avisse, 33, resident of Bourg-Achard had a funny encounter on the A13.
It was around 10:30 p.m. “when I saw in the distance a shape on the road”. The driver had just passed Tourville-la-Rivière and was driving towards Eure. “It was dark, there was not much trafficcontinues Alexandre Avisse. At first, I thought of a boar, I put the warnings. Then I realized it was a dog. »
“She had bloody pads”
The frightened animal roams in the left lane. For several kilometres, Alexandre Avisse will try everything to intercept the animal. “I tried to slow down the traffic for the other cars, I got closer to the railing, I opened the door to slow it down. At one point, I honked my horn and the animal swerved to the right towards the hard shoulder. I managed to stop. I got to her level, tried to reassure her and grabbed her. »
The video of the rescue of the dog on the A13
By dint of running on the highway, the dog, an American staff, injured her paws. “She had bloody pads. » Once he arrived at his home in Bourg-Achard, Alexandre Avisse provided him with first aid. “I had a dog for years, I knew what to do. I put her paws in a bath with disinfectant, I removed a dozen ticks from her, she was hyperventilated, I cooled her. Gradually, she got better and better. »
“I advised them to buy a leash”
In the process, the Eurois publishes a message on social networks to try to find its owners. He chooses the tone of humor, by writing a small ad in a romantic encounter style. The next day, Thursday June 9, he took the animal to his veterinarian in Bourg-Achard to identify him. It is a one-year-old female named Queen.
Thanks to the identification number and the messages received on social networks, he managed to find the owners, a couple from Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray. “The vet let me bring the dog back to them. She was happy to find her mistress. According to the couple, she had fled. I simply advised them to buy a leash. So that their dog doesn’t end up on the highway again! “.