It’s long been said dogs are man’s best friend and a German Shepherd recently showed why that’s the case. After their owner got into a car crash, the faithful dog found New Hampshire police and led them to the crash site.
The incident took place in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Tinsley, the hero in question, showed her loyalty by going above and beyond the call of duty. WMUR News reports a New Hampshire State Trooper and Lebanon police started chasing down what they believed was a lost dog. However, it eventually led them to a rollover crash near Interstate 91 and Interstate 89 junction in Vermont last Monday.
Lt. Daniel Baldassarre is with the New Hampshire State Police and provided a statement to the news outlet about what transpired. “They could tell the dog was trying to show them something because they were, he kept trying to get away from them but didn’t run away totally. It was kind of, ‘Follow me. Follow me.’ And they did that and you know, to their surprise to see the guardrail damaged and to look down to where the dog is looking at, it’s just, they were almost in disbelief.”
As it turns out, Tinsley’s owners were in the pickup truck police found. Authorities state both owners were seriously injured and received medical assistance.
German Shepherd Saves Owners Life After He Suffers a Stroke
If the last story is anything to go by, German Shepherds are among the smartest, most loyal dog breeds out there. Continuing that trend is another occurrence late last year when a man suffered a stroke and his dog saved his life.
Lothar Weimann is a 68-year-old living in Florida and thought he felt fine, but was sorely mistaken. WUSF News reported Weimann’s stroke came suddenly and without warning, so much so Weimann doesn’t even remember falling. Seeing her owner in peril, the family’s 7-year-old German Shepherd Ellie sprang into action. Despite suffering from joining pain and lameness, she opened three gate latches by herself and ran to a neighbor’s house. Neighbor Dan Burton walked Ellie back home and realized the medical emergency at hand then quickly dialed 911.
“His dog was out, and I was bringing ’em home, and he’s just out of it,” Burton told the dispatcher. “He’s not his usual self. He doesn’t know my name. It’s almost like, you know, a stroke of sorts.” Weimann, on the other hand, was slurring his speech and protested, saying he felt fine.
Authorities whisked Weimann away to a hospital. Weimann later confirmed doctors said he suffered a stroke and has Type 2 diabetes. He’s currently living happily with Ellie, he told WUSF News.