With nothing better to do, two teenagers from Flint, Michigan decided to go outside and explore their neighborhood. Now, this is a good thing for kids to do, especially considering most prefer to spend countless hours staring at a screen or playing video games. While these two Michigan teens were out exploring Flint, they came across an old sign that had been left behind as trash. And because they were both curious, the two teenage boys decided to move the sign. They reached down and grabbed it then flipped it over.
But as soon as they did, they quickly realized that they had opened up a can of worms. The sign had not just fallen to the ground. It was placed their intentionally. And it was covering a hole.
But that wasn’t all.
A set of eyes glared at the two teenage boys from down in the darkness of the hole.
Someone used the sign to cover a storm drain. And cousins Tyler and Eugene Price had bitten off more than they could chew.
From the depths of the hole, a starving pit bull terrier looked at the two cousins. It had been abandoned in the storm drain and left to die. The two teens had arrived at just the right time to help save the animal’s life.
“I lifted it up with my food and looked. All I could see were his eyes,” Tyler said. The story was picked up by Life With Dogs and interviewed with the teenager who had found the lost and abandoned pit bull.
Before Tyler could be afraid of the “scary” animal, his first thought was that “We gotta get him out!”
The boys quickly jumped into action and started to rescue the dying dog.
But this was no easy task. As the boys tried to free the animal from its dark pit prison, they didn’t have the strength to pull the heavy dog out. They needed help.
Tyler called his father, George, and the man dropped what he was doing and came out to help the teenagers rescue the abandoned dog. Before he came out, George called an animal rescue group who also arrived on the scene to help save the pit bull.
As they waited for Streethearts animal rescue group to arrive on the scene, the boys lowered some dog food into the sewer drain.
The dog, which the boys named Mars, ate up all the food.
When Streethearts came to the drainage hole, they attached a rope to Mars and were able to lift him up to freedom.
Tyler didn’t know how Mars would react.
“I thought he was gonna be like, angry, or like, try to bite people,” he told Little Things.
But he was appreciative. Now Mars is living with his foster mom Terissa Kerr. She will be helping him recover for the next year.
“You can’t get near him without getting kissed!” Terissa said. “My mind cannot comprehend why someone would want to do something like this especially to him! He’s amazing. Thank God Tyler came along.”