DOG GOES DOOR-TO-DOOR TO GET HELP FOR OWNER, WINS AWARD - “This just goes to show how amazing shelter dogs can be…The bond between an animal and his human companion is powerful and life-saving.”
Last year, a woman in Texas suffered a seizure and collapsed on her doorstep. Her dog, a Shiloh German Shepherd named Bear, ran door-to-door down the whole block and scratched on doors trying to find help. Fortunately, an animal control officer happened to see Bear and the owner was saved. Bear hopped into the ambulance and accompanied his owner to the hospital. Bear has now won the “30th Annual National Hero Dog Award” from the SPCA LA. Read more from the SPCA LA website:
Debbie Zeisler has suffered from seizures since a riding accident 18 years ago. Her adopted dog Bear, with no formal training has learned to detect when a seizure is coming. In May of 2011, Bear tried to stop her from going outside, but she pushed past him. Almost immediately, she was hit with a seizure, fell down the front steps of her home and hit her head. She was out cold. Bear ran from house to house, scratching on the front doors, trying to find help.
Bear was adopted from a shelter, and he somehow has the ability to detect seizures despite having no formal training. Congratulations on a well-deserved award for Bear! Click here for the SPCA LA website, and click here for more about Bear from dfwcbslocal.com.