Friday, October 29, 2004

Now for Something Completely Different: A trained dog saves a woman's life by dialing 911 and barking for help. The Rottweiler used its nose to hit the speed-dial button, then removed the handset and barked continuously in the receiver. The dog also unlocked the door for the police. Money quote:

"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."
I'm assuming the dispatcher must have grown up watching Lassie reruns. I wonder if the police were originally dispatched for a young boy trapped in a well on a farm, or something.


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