Vetstreet dog training expert Mikkel Becker was driving home from a baby shower with her daughter recently when she saw a Boxer bolting through traffic. Becker turned her vehicle around, and by the time she got back to the spot on the highway where she had seen the terrified pooch, a group of Good Samaritans had cornered the dog, who was hiding in the bushes, covered in thorns, scared and bleeding.

Becker did what came naturally: She got a leash and treats from her car, knelt down on the ground near the dog and talked to him. Eventually, she gained the dog’s trust enough to get the leash on him and get him into her car. She recently shared the story of the Boxer’s rescue on Facebook. You can read her full post below.