Dog Hero Dials 911 For Incapacitated Owner
September 15 | 1 Comment
I’m not one for talking on the phone a lot. In fact, I rarely pick up the phone. If you think about it, what’s the upside? You can’t get a treat through the phone and you know any praise you get won’t be followed up with a good scratch behind the ears.
PHOENIX, Ariz. — 911 dispatchers have heard it all, but this one is the most unusual. When the operator answered a call, she heard a dog barking on the other end.
For Joe Stalnaker, his dog buddy is more than a best friend, he’s a guardian angel.
Buddy saved Joe’s life by grabbing the phone and calling 911 when Joe was having a seizure — and he also barked and whimpered for the operator, who sent paramedics after tracing the call.
Some of you may be wondering how Buddy ‘grabbed’ the phone. There are certain hounds out there that have extra long paws allowing them to wrap the paw around the phone’s receiver. Unfortunately, mine are short and stubby so I use the speakerphone.
“He’s just an amazing animal. I don’t know of any other dog that can do the things he can do.”
Needless to say, but I will anyway, Joe hasn’t met me yet.