DOG STOPS TRAFFIC IN CANADA TO SAVE OWNER HAVING A SEIZURE
Source: NY Post (Extract)
Posted: March 24, 2021
Who’s a heroic girl?
A loyal dog in Canada ran into oncoming traffic to save her owner after she collapsed on the street from a seizure.
Haley Moore, of Ottawa, was walking her 1-year-old Maremma mix, Clover, around her neighborhood on Tuesday morning when she suddenly fell near the sidewalk and blacked out, according to surveillance video posted by CTV News.
The quick-thinking pooch checked on her owner then broke free from her leash and bolted into the street in an apparent effort to flag down passing cars, witnesses told the outlet.
“It was really impressive, the dog actually blocked my way. She kind of backed into the road to block my truck,” said Dryden Oatway, a driver who stopped to help Moore.
“The whole time she was backing down the street she had eyes on Hailey; didn’t look away from her. She kept her distance from me but made sure her owner was okay and that was amazing,” he said.
Oatway hopped out of his truck to check on Moore as Clover caught the attention of a neighbor, Danielle Pilon, who also stopped to help.
They called an ambulance for Moore then tracked down her parents at home, according to the report.
“When I got a knock on the door from the neighbors, they were frantic and our dog Clover was barking like crazy,” Randall Moore, Haley’s father said. “To see my daughter, face full of mud, and she was incoherent, wasn’t sure where she was, it was just terrifying, it really was.”
Moore, who was treated by paramedics, has since recovered but has no idea what caused the sudden seizure.
“All I remember is waking up in the ambulance and being really confused, just like what is going on,” she said.
She added, “if this ends up happening again, I feel 10 times safer and I know she will be there for me. She’s a really amazing dog, and I love her to death.”
As a reward for being such a good girl, Clover got a big steak for dinner, Randall Moore said.
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