Skip to comments.Stray Dog Rescues Female Crash Victim
Posted on 02/03/2007 5:53:55 AM PST by Kaslin
THOMASVILLE, Ga. — A bruised and battered south Georgia woman credits a wayward German shepherd with rescuing her after her car careened down an embankment, tossing her through the rear window and leaving her sprawled, cut and bleeding, on the vehicle's trunk.
Thirty-six-year-old Shannon Lorio said the dog, which has since been given the name "Hero," pulled her by her collar off the trunk and dragged her about 50 yards through briars to the edge of a highway and let her lean against him so that she could stand up and flag a passing motorist.
Officials of the Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society, which runs the local animal shelter — now Hero's temporary home — were so impressed with the victim's account they have arranged to have Hero evaluated for search and rescue work.
"That dog is always going to have a special place in my heart," Lorio said Friday during a tearful reunion with the dog. "He's my hero."
Lorio, who still has scratches and bruises on her arms and legs, spent most of a night in the hospital, until she insisted on being released. She still walks with a limp. Cuts on her left elbow are held closed by more than 20 metal staples.
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Wonderful story! Thanks for posting:)
Great dog and story!
Wow, who says that dogs don't have intelligence?
Why did the dog take the path through the briar patch instead of the open woods? Seems like it may have a sadistic side...
If I were her there would be no way that dog would end up not coming to live with us.
Too bad the dog pounds are so full of stray and abandoned German shepherds who are potential "heroes". Those big boys love to roam if they are left alone without companionship.
Hero dog ping!
This is a wonderful story.
Speaking of shelter dogs, today I'm driving over an hour to get a dog from a foster home. He was rescued from one of the many horrible puppy mills in Lancaster, PA. Most of which are ran by the Amish.
I'm hope everybody who wants a pet goes to a shelter, there are many great animals there like this one mentioned in the article.
am considering immediate contact w/shelter to offer home to "HERO" if he fails to 'get hired' for search and rescue.
"Next time, wear a seatbelt."
I don't care if I had 46 dogs, that dog would be coming home with me.
He flunked out of Rescue Dog School. Just couldn't remember the do-not-drag-the-human-thru-the-pickie-bushes-part of the test. He's been living on the streets looking for work ever since.....;)
I'm baffled that she would not take that stray in. What a wonderful dog.
If she wasn't delirious, it must have been at least a little funny. "Thank God you saved me. Good dog! Ah! Ow! Oh! Uh! Bad dog! Bad dog!"
Steaks for life!
Dogs are often smarter then their owners
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