The Bark That Saved A Life

December 7, 2007 | By Rebecca Andrews | Category: Heroes | 543 comments
Tags: bark, save, dogs, heroes

SCOTLAND – A dog whose bark helped save a woman’s life two years ago will be awarded for his heroism later this month.

According to engineer Brian Moodie, English springer spaniel named Ghillie, now just shy of three, raced up to him and a group of men working nearby on a telegraph pole. Ghillie began barking and moving frantically forwards and backwards along the sidewalk when the group of men decided to follow him.

He led them to Mrs. Wilson, who had collapsed from an epileptic seizure alongside a nearby ditch. The dog belongs to Mrs. Wilson’s son, Alan.

Mrs. Wilson was taken to a nearby hospital. Alan said that he was delighted that his dog saved his mother. He also said that he’s a very special dog to the entire family.

On December 20, Ghillie will be presented with the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals’ (PDSA) for his gallantry and life-saving devotion.

12 dogs have been presented with the PDSA Gold Medal including Vinnie, Billy and Jake for their life-saving efforts following the London terrorist attacks.

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Crttrs
5 years ago

Great dog.

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Jbobstep
5 years ago

Just like Lassie telling us that Timmy is in the well!

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