We’ve all seen the classic TV show Lassie, about a clever collie that is always able to rescue the day by warning humans to danger, such as when Timmy gets stuck in the well and has to go for help.
While it may seem far-fetched, the program isn’t too distant from reality: there have been several reports of genuine, quick-thinking dogs saving lives by racing to obtain aid during catastrophes.
That was the case recently, when a brave German Shepherd led police to the scene of a vehicle accident, assisting in the rescue of his owner.
According to New Hampshire State Police, on January 3, Trooper Sandberg and officers from the Lebanon Police Department observed a loose German Shepherd on the freeway.
They attempted to take in the dog, but it bolted down the road, crossing into Vermont. The cops pursued, eventually realizing the dog wasn’t fleeing them, but rather trying to take them someplace.
They came upon a broken guardrail, which led them to a heavily damaged, rolled-over pickup truck.
Two passengers of the automobile were discovered on the site, having been thrown from the vehicle. They were still alive, yet they were hypothermic and gravely damaged.
Tinsley, the German Shepherd, was also in the truck at the time of the incident, and the clever dog had run for rescue.
It became clear very soon that Tinsley led Trooper Sandberg and the Lebanon Police to the collision location and wounded victims, New Hampshire State Police posted on Facebook.
On January 3, 2022 at approximately 10 PM, Trooper Sandberg of #NHSP #TroopD responded to a report of a loose canine on…Posted by New Hampshire State Police on Tuesday, 4 January 2022
Tinsley, fortunately, was not injured in the crash. The cops requested medical attention for the injured guys.
Cam Laundry, Tinsley’s owner, was one of the men. He was proud of his dog’s quick thinking, and he wasn’t shocked she came to his aid in his hour of need.
Cam described her as his tiny guardian angel. It’s a wonder she has that level of intelligence to perform what she did.
She is never far from his side, he told. So, in that vehicle that got damaged, she’s always his co-pilot, she’s always with him.
Tinsley remained at her owner’s side even after saving his life: the “guardian angel” kept an eye on him while he healed from the event.
The whole time they were commencing their patient care, it sat there nice and quiet right next to its owner, said Hartford Fire Department Captain Jack Hedges.
Tinsley, thank you for rescuing the day! We’re so grateful that everyone is alive and well as a result of this quick-thinking hero canine.