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Service Animal Calls 911 and Saves Handler
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In an article title "Dog Calls 911, Opens Door for Police" we see an amazing story of a Rottweiler who saved her handler"
"Faith the service dog phoned 911 when her owner fell out of her wheelchair and barked urgently into the receiver until a dispatcher sent help. Then the 4-year-old Rottweiler unlocked the front door so the responding police officer could come in."
This highly-trained service animal has been taught telephone skills:
"The dog was too persistent in barking directly into the phone receiver," Buchanan said at Benton County's Southeast Communications Center I knew she was trying to tell me something."
Faith is trained to summon help by pushing a speed-dial button on the phone with her nose after taking the receiver off the hook, said her owner Leana Beasley, 45, who suffers grand mal seizures.
The dog, whose sensitive nose can detect changes in Beasley's body chemistry, is trained to alert her owner to impending seizures before they happen.
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