Monday, September 22, 2008

NOT a wacko! Dog called 911 to save owner

A service dog trained to use the phone called 911 and got help when his Scottsdale, Arizona, owner suffered a serious seizure. Buddy, an 18-month-old German shepherd, used his teeth to press a programmed button and a 911 dispatcher came on the line.

Buddy can be heard whimpering in a recording of the call placed from the home of Joe Stalnaker, who suffers seizures from injuries received during military service. Buddy previously had made several 911 calls for other emergencies.

"He's my world. He's my best friend, no question. He's always there," said Stalnaker, who was hospitalized for two days but has recovered. (info from UPI)

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