View Full Version : DOG calls 911 to save OWNER!

10-29-2004, 08:31 AM
now THAT ia an amazing wonderdog!

A dog that is TRAINED to press the speed dial on the phone to summon help when she falls out of the wheelchair!

News Link! CLICKY! (http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/10/29/canine.caller.ap/index.html)

What do you think?

10-29-2004, 08:35 AM
In case the CNN.COM revoves it the next day, I posted the full story here:

Dog saves woman's life by calling 911

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.


10-29-2004, 08:48 AM
There used to be an institure near the place I live that trained dogs for stuff like that.

10-29-2004, 09:12 AM
Not Bad!

10-29-2004, 09:13 AM
Some people say "clever dog!" to that, Its not true though, you would never see a cat do that.

I'm just amaised they sent someone out and didn't think it was a prank call.

10-29-2004, 09:26 AM
I think they would send someone out even IF it was a prank call! that way they could ARREST prank callers to 911!

10-29-2004, 09:57 AM

Though I saw a clip some time ago of a dog (with only 2 feet) which could walk like humans. It was also called "Faith the wonderdog". Coincidence?

10-29-2004, 03:07 PM
Eh...these dogs...

...dialing phones...shooting owners...I'm scared.

10-29-2004, 07:00 PM
at least they haven't figured out how to open doors.......

ala JPark

10-29-2004, 07:13 PM
Watch out the dogs are close to sophisticated evolution.