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Dog saves owner from medical emergency by stopping traffic

By CHUCK SMITH Published Mar 24, 2021 6:03 pm

They say a dog is a man’s best friend. Well, that saying is incredibly true for Haley Moore, a woman in Ottawa, Canada, after her dog, a one-and-a-half-year-old Maremma mix named Clover, saved her life when she encountered an unexpected medical emergency.

According to CTV News, a local news outfit in Ottawa, Haley was walking her dog through their neighborhood on Tuesday, March 16, when she started having a seizure.

As footage obtained by CTV News showed that Clover checked on Haley the moment she passed out. Then, the dog freed itself from its leash and jumped into the middle of the road to flag down a truck that was passing by the street.

The truck’s driver, Dryden Oatway, alighted his vehicle when he saw the dog blocking his way to help Haley. Clover was watching Dryden the whole time he was with Haley.

Clover caught the attention of neighbor Danielle Pilon who ended up helping Haley as well. 

"It was really impressive, the dog actually blocked my way. She kind of backed into the road to block my truck,” Dryden was quoted by CTV as saying.

He added,  “She kept her distance from me but made sure her owner was okay and that was amazing.”

"You could tell she didn't want to leave her even when we were with her but I think it just came to her that she was like 'I need to go home to let them know she needs help,’" neighbor Danielle said of the dog.

"When I got a knock on the door from the neighbors, they were frantic and our dog Clover was barking like crazy," Randall Moore, Haley’s father, said.

When her parents arrived, Haley was already being treated by the paramedics.

"All I remember is waking up in the ambulance and being really confused; just like what is going on," Haley said.

She also said, “If this ends up happening again, I feel 10 times safer and I know she will be there for me.”

"You know how good animals are and she's a really amazing dog and I love her to death.”