Buddy the Hero Dog Leads Police to Fire And To Injured Owner…
Alaska State Troopers,while responding to a call about a house fire in a rural area of Alaska,encountered a problem with their Global Positioning System, and could not find their way to the structure,losing precious time to rescue the occupants of the house, and if possible, save the house itself.
Out of nowhere, and reminiscent of Lassie and Rin-Tin-Tin,Buddy the hero dog was there to lead the way!!!(SOURCE)
Buddy is a German shepherd who lives in Caswell Lakes, Alaska, north of Anchorage, with his owners, a 23-year-old human named Ben Heinrich’s, and Ben’s parents, Lynnette and Thomas Heinrich’s.
Ben Heinrich’s, was working on a vehicle in a shop outside the family’s home in the Caswell Lakes area the night of April 4 when a spark from a heater ignited gasoline and gave Heinrich’s flash burns to his face and second-degree burns to his left hand, he said.
Ben had shut Buddy inside the shop, so when he got injured, Ben let Buddy out, and told him to “Go get help”.
“I just told him, ‘We need to get help,’ and then that’s the last time I seen him,” Heinrich’s said. “I didn’t train him or nothing. He just took off and went and did what he did. … He was just being a good dog.(SOURCE)
Trooper Terrence Shanigan,who was trying to respond to the call,got lost due to the faulty GPS and was taking the long way to get there, came across Buddy, and, following a hunch,decided to follow the dog!!!
Why trooper Shanigan decided to follow that hunch, no one knows, but,it was the right decision, because Buddy led them down the side route, which quickly led them to the burning structure.The trooper’s dash-cam video clearly shows the dog concentrating on leading the rescue team to his owner,through some very windy roads.(VIDEO)
You can even see Buddy turning around to look over his shoulder,checking to make sure that the troopers were still behind him, and following him.
Unfortunetly, the workshop was destroyed, but thankfully, only some window trim on the house was damaged, and Heinrich’s only suffered some minor flash burns on his face,which he will fully recover from.
In recognition of his valiant effort to rescue his owners,Buddy will receive an engraved silver-plated dog bowl today,Friday afternoon in Anchorage.
I think that the trooper,Terrence Shanigan should be commended, and/or promoted as well!!!How he decided to follow Buddy was a blessing for this family, and this is a great example of how man and man’s best friend can come together to the benefit of our society.
Good going Buddy!!!!
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