Yakima Herald-Republic. “He just kind of came out of nowhere. It was amazing how fast he lassoed them.”
The dogs, who ran into the water when Deats let them off-leash three miles down the canal, would not have lasted much longer, deputies say. The farm laborer heard the commotion and came running to see if he could help. All other attempts to save the dogs had failed, including when someone clung onto a canal ladder and tried to grab them as they whooshed by.
Deats is deeply grateful to Jalisco and his incredible skill with the lasso. I hope she gave the 54-year-old good Samaritan/angel some kind of reward, since farmworkers generally aren’t paid well. A story in the Yakima Herald-Republic says Villanueva’s reward is that “I felt happy, especially when I saw the woman who looked hot after running from far away.”
From now on, Deats will keep her dogs on-leash whenever they are anywhere near the canal.