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Hero Service Dog Saves His Hearing-Impaired Owner From An Oncoming Train

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

We love our pets for many reasons. They’re funny and they help us become active. They love us unconditionally, and we treat them like our children. And sometimes, they may even save our lives!

It’s not uncommon to hear of our pets’ amazing and heroic feats. They always seem to know exactly what to do and when, and when we find ourselves in a pickle, they’re good companions to have around. Service dogs are especially helpful, and have on more than one occasion saved their owners’ lives.

Twelve-pound, 10-year-old pup Hook is one of those fearless animals. He may be small, but the Chihuahua and Jack Russell mix didn’t hesitate to alert his hearing-impaired owner about the impending danger that was just out of sight.

Hook’s owner, Joyce, was about to cross the street when the dog started acting very strangely, jumping on her and pulling at her clothes.

Then, out of nowhere, he yanked her backward.

It was seconds later when Joyce saw a train zoom by, just inches from her face. Her beloved Hook had tried to warn her about the danger, but when she didn’t listen, he took it upon himself to force her out of harm’s way. That’s one loyal dog!

Hook is now a contender for the Hero Dog Award. Well done, Hook!

Please SHARE if you know your dog wouldn’t hesitate to save your life, if need be!

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