A real-life Lassie rescue

Jefferson Fox noticed a dog along the side of the road still towing a leash. Concerned, he stopped. The dog really did need help, but not for himself.

Dog helps save owner’s life.

Fox tried to catch the dog, but she wouldn’t let him. He followed the collie along the road, and around the side of a house.

“When the dog turned the corner and went in the garage and I followed it in, there was another dog on the same red leash, and it was curled up next to the elderly woman on the floor,” said Fox.

Fox called 911, and emergency crews took her to the hospital.

By the time Fox found the old lady she had been laying in the garage for over 4 hours and was shaking from the cold. One dog next to her had tried to keep her warm.

The woman is doing OK.

The dog was a border collie, widely praised for their intelligence.

She is lucky to have such loyal dogs and that Mr. Fox was paying attention to notice this odd situation. A happy ending.

  4 comments for “A real-life Lassie rescue

  1. December 18, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Those two dogs are smarter and more compassionate than most humans. Some might question whether dogs are capable of compassion, but I think their loyalty is a demonstration of it.

    This article suggests some of the reasons many homeless street people have dogs. Warmth for cold nights, companionship for lonely days, and loyalty when their trust in people has been completely shattered by a cruel uncaring society.

  2. December 19, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Lucky Lady!

    I have a Border Collie, reported to be the smartest dogs on the planet…. mine missed the memo.

  3. December 19, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    My family and I have owned several poodles (another smart breed). At one point we had mother and daughter dogs, and the daughter gave birth but got very sick (nursing would make her sicker — I can’t recall what it was called that caused that). We were told by the vet that we had to keep the dog away from the puppies. We had to feed them by hand and keep the new mom away. The Grandmom would jump into the cardboard box with the puppies and tried to nurse them herself. Eventually she started giving milk. She’d also growl and nip at the mom (her daugher) whenever the mom tried to climb into the box to nurse.

  4. Harold Renshaw
    December 20, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    You are correct, Perry, but you forgot one thing: they are edible.

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