Dog Rescued by Transit Workers from Freezing at Bus Shelter

In a heartwarming incident, transit workers acted quickly to rescue a dog that was found shivering from the cold in a bus shelter. Thanks to their timely intervention, the lost dog was saved from potential frostbite and is now reunited with its owners.

Lost Dog Spotted by Bus Passenger

The incident occurred at a bus stop in Regina, Saskatchewan, where a bus passenger spotted the lost dog huddled in the bus shelter. With record cold weather hitting the region in the past week, the situation was dire for the poor animal.

Quick-Acting Transit Workers to the Rescue

Upon receiving the news, Darren Szabo, a transportation service officer in the Canadian city, rushed to the bus stop to try and keep the dog warm until the Regina Humane Society (RHS) could arrive. Fearing that the dog would suffer from frostbite, Szabo covered the dog with his fleece jacket to keep him warm. He told Global News that he knew that with the extreme temperatures, a matter of minutes could make a difference between the dog losing the tips of its ears or its paws.

At first, the dog was scared and growled at Szabo, but he relented when Szabo covered him with his jacket and realized that he was there to help. "He was just as scared as he was cold," Szabo said. "If I got cold, I could always grab another jacket. This poor dog didn't have that chance."

Regina Humane Society Comes to the Rescue

Within minutes, the Regina Humane Society arrived, and after checking the dog over, they quickly reunited him with his family who had earlier reported him missing. "It was not common for the dog to be missing, so they noticed he was missing fairly quickly and phoned us," Lindsay West, director of operations for the RHS, said of the dog's owners.

Safe Bus Program in Regina

Regina has a Safe Bus Program for people who find themselves stuck in extreme cold. If they wave down a bus, the bus will stop to lend assistance. "It's important we reach out and help each other, whether it's a small animal in need or a person in need," said Szabo.


The heartwarming incident of the transit workers rescuing the dog is a reminder that even the smallest act of kindness can make a big difference in someone's life. It also highlights the importance of being prepared for extreme weather conditions and looking out for one another. With the Regina Safe Bus Program in place, the city has set an excellent example for other cities to follow in taking care of their citizens and their furry friends.

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