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Dog saves woman's life by calling 911 AND IT IS A ROTTWEILER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 29th, 2004, 01:08 PM
RICHLAND, Washington (AP) -- Leana Beasley has faith that a dog is man's best friend.

Faith, a 4-year-old Rottweiler, phoned 911 when Beasley fell out of her wheelchair and barked urgently into the receiver until a dispatcher sent help. Then the service dog unlocked the front door for the police officer.

"I sensed there was a problem on the other end of the 911 call," said dispatcher Jenny Buchanan. "The dog was too persistent in barking directly into the phone receiver. I knew she was trying to tell me something."

Faith is trained to summon help by pushing a speed-dial button on the phone with her nose after taking the receiver off the hook, said her owner, Beasley, 45, who suffers grand mal seizures.

Guided by experts at the Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound, Beasley helped train Faith herself.

The day of the fall, Faith "had been acting very clingy, wanting to be touching me all day long," Beasley said Thursday.

The dog, whose sensitive nose can detect changes in Beasley's body chemistry, is trained to alert her owner to impending seizures.

But that wasn't what was happening on September 7, and Faith apparently wasn't sure how to communicate the problem. During Beasley's three-week hospital stay, doctors determined her liver was not properly processing her seizure medication.

October 29th, 2004, 01:09 PM
What a great story......................

October 29th, 2004, 01:11 PM
You sound so surprised. Those of us who own these wonderful dogs are not surprised in the least.

October 29th, 2004, 01:28 PM
No i am not suprised,that was for everyone who says bad things about big dogs,i had a rottie years ago,was a great dog...

October 29th, 2004, 07:46 PM
I saw that on the news earlier, what a smart dog and a lucky lady!!! That story made my day. :thumbs up

October 30th, 2004, 12:28 AM
I :love: this story. Amazing...even opened the door :angel:

October 30th, 2004, 07:32 AM
Thanks for posting this story. I hadn't seen it before.

October 31st, 2004, 02:58 PM
I think everyone should be forced to read that story!! Maybe they would see that big dogs can be just as gentle and loving as small dogs.