Dog dials 911 to help owner

An 18-month-old German Shepherd called 911 to summon help when his owner suffered a serious seizure.  Buddy used his teeth to press pre-programmed numbers until a 911 dispatcher came on the line.

The call was placed when Buddy’s owner, Joe Stalnaker, who has injuries received during military service, suffered a seizure and blacked out. Buddy can be heard whimpering in a recording of the emergency call.

Buddy was trained to call 911 with his teeth when this situation occurs, ensuring help for Stalnaker arrives quickly.

“He’s my world. He’s my best friend, no question. He’s always there,” said Stalnaker, who was hospitalized for two days after the incident but has since recovered.

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