Buddy the German Shepherd recently made a call to 911 when his owner, Joe Stalnaker, of Arizona, had a seizure.
Stalnaker had a brain injury 10 years ago that makes him prone to seizures. Buddy, his service dog, is trained to bring the phone in case his owner begins having health issues. Last week, Buddy brought the phone and dialed himself by biting down on the speed dial.
The dispatcher who took the call heard Buddy barking, sensed there was a medical problem and sent help. She said in all her years as a dispatcher, she’s never taken a 911 call from a dog before.
No word on whether Stalnaker is buying buddy the steak he undoubtedly deserves.
- Staff Writer Bryan Dean