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Family Dog Rescues Woman From Deadly Drug Overdose


A family dog in Ohio proved to his humans that he wasn’t about to let tragedy strike. The family, who have chosen to remain anonymous, are extremely grateful for Buddy’s heroic actions recently. It was 2:30am on Friday morning when the 29-year-old woman overdosed on heroin. Buddy saw her lying lifeless on the floor and immediately went into her mother’s room. “I was sound asleep. Then I heard him, trot, trot on the floor. Normally it doesn’t get up and go out in the middle of the night. He put the paw on the bed whines a little bit,” the mother told Fox News.

She said his unusual behavior let her know that something was wrong, so she followed him into the back room where her daughter lie unconscious on the floor. She called for help and states her daughter needed four doses of Narcan to bring her back to life. This poor mother has already lost one daughter to a drug overdose and if it weren’t for Buddy, she says she would have lost another. “I wouldn’t have gotten up until 7 or 8 a.m., and this was 2:30 in the morning, so I’m fortunate,” she says.

Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Now in recovery, her daughter received a citation for disorderly conduct – a weak punishment for the crime, her mother believes. “It’s a slap on the hand, I think. I think they should say you have to take classes. 12 classes or three months of classes, something to try to get it through their head that it’s going to kill them,” she said. She is working to get her daughter into a rehabilitation facility to get the help she desperately needs. For now, we can at least thank Buddy that she’s still alive.

Written by Katie Finlay
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