FROM THE ARCHIVES: DOG RUNS TO GET HELP AFTER OWNER COLLAPSES - "I’m used to rescuing animals," he says, "but to have an animal rescue me? Just the thought of it chokes me up."
In 2006, a Bulldog named Bunny helped save her owner’s life by running to get help after the owner suffered an epileptic seizure. Bunny was discovered wandering around a road in Florida and was adopted. One day, as Bunny and her owner were walking to their car after a vet appointment, the owner collapsed. Bunny pawed at her owner and ran back to the vet’s office to get help. Read more from lhj.com:
They left the office and walked through the quiet parking lot to the car. Just as Will opened the car door everything went black and he lost consciousness.
No one knows exactly what happened next, but the scratches around Will’s neck were one clue that Bunny began pawing him, presumably trying to rouse him. Getting no response, Bunny bolted about 20 yards to the vet’s office and began barking and scratching at the door. The receptionist, who was sitting at her desk just inside, began to wonder whether something was wrong; Will was too protective to let Bunny off her leash otherwise.
Looking out the door, she saw Will slumped over the steering wheel. By the time she and her coworkers reached him, he was convulsing, his body half out of the car. Foam poured from his mouth as the vet’s lab technician, who happened to moonlight as an EMT, held his head steady.
Bunny and her owner both saved each other, it seems. Click here for the full story.