Barry Switzer, the former Dallas Cowboys and University of Oklahoma coach, rescued a dog from an "awful hot' car in Norman, Okla., last week and gave the pet to a family that lost their home during the Moore tornado in May.
Oklahoma City's KFOR-TV reported Switzer said he saw the Rottweiler in a parked vehicle
on a leash in Norman in 95-degree heat.
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"I saw it and it was a beautiful dog," Switzer said. "I sat there and watched it. It was awful hot."
Switzer waited for the dog's owners to return and bought the animal from them on the spot. Switzer then brought the dog named Stella to veterinarian for an examination before going home.
"I told the doc I want rabies shots, check for worms, everything," Switzer said. "They even clipped the toenails so it was a pedicure for her. She went to the spa."
Switzer, who already had a dog at home, said he wanted to find a home for Stella that "loves dogs and cares for dogs like I do." He tweeted a photo of the pup after the trip to the vet.
Shortly after, he found a Moore family that was interested.
Switzer coached Oklahoma from 1973 to 1989, and compiled a 157-29-4 record (.837 winning percentage). He won national championships at Oklahoma in 1974, 1975, and 1985.
Switzer resigned in 1989 after Oklahoma was placed on three-year probation by the NCAA. His team nabbed Big Eight titles every year, from 1973 to 1980.
Switzer was hired by Jerry Jones to coach the Dallas Cowboys in 1994 and in 1996, leading the Cowboys to a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX. Switzer resigned as coach of the Cowboys in 1998, ending with a NFL coaching record of 45-26.
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