Skip to comments.Stray Dog Rescues Georgia Woman From Crash
Posted on 02/03/2007 1:31:35 PM PST by MissEdie
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. She had her first reunion with Hero yesterday, when she arrived with her mother-in-law with gifts for the dog, including a large pillow, a stuffed animal and a bone almost as big as a rolling pin. When Lorio returned today, she hugged and kissed Hero as he plopped down on the pillow and began crunching the bone with his strong jaws. She said quote "If he ever needs anything, I'll be there." She said she can't adopt Hero because she already has six dogs.
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I can't find it on the link. Is there any way to just link the story?
I think I'd make it seven.
If you already live with six ... what's another when he has saved your life? But that's me. Obviously Mrs. Lorio is very grateful to the dog and I hope that he gets the best home possible. What a fine and caring animal!
Exactly the way I see it.
Would you kindly ping all of the dog lovers to Hero?
German Shepard Ping!
We have had German Sheperds for over 30 years.All of them were ready to fight to protect us.We just got a new puppy in October,already she is worried to death when we are working with our horses.
Given the opportunity, a cat would do the same thing!
A cat?If your cat was as big as your dog,it would eat you for dinner.
Sorry to politicize such a heartwarming and remarkable story but is it these noble and selfless qualities (dare I say the very best aspects of "humanity") that Muslims hate so much about dogs?
I'm a big guy. There would probably be "leftovers"!
The two best dogs I ever knew were German Shepherds. I'd love to get one like them for my family, when we get a dog. But a lot of horrible German Shepherds cropped up about 20 years back, nasty aggressive dogs. Probably a combo of bad breeding and bad owner. I guess you meet the breeder, meet the parents, don't get any puppy farm dogs... any other suggestions?
Ping to a great story in our neck of the woods!
Maybe this website will help.
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