Barry Switzer recently received a Compassionate Action Award from PETA for rescuing a puppy.
Switzer saw the dog locked in a hot car Aug. 7 in Norman, Okla.The former Oklahoma and Cowboys coach waited for the owner to return and then agreed to take guardianship of the puppy. Switzer took the dog to a veterinarian, who gave the puppy her shots and clipped her nails.
Switzer, the owner of several dogs, named her Stella. He found a permanent home for her, with a couple celebrating their anniversary adopting Stella.
"Barry Switzer is a true winner, taking the Sooners to three national championships, walking away with the trophy for Super Bowl XXX, and knowing never to leave an animal in a hot car," PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a statement. "Stella has found a loving home, and it all started with a very tough coach who makes no bones about having a soft spot for animals."