It is often said that dogs possess some sort of sixth sense. They are intuitive and instinctive. So when they sense something, they never stop until they get their answers. This may be one of the reasons why we love dogs so very much. After all, when any one of us is asked what our favorite pet is? The majority of us would answer that dogs are our favorite. Don’t even start with how loyal and emotionally helpful they are! Dogs would die for their owners and even though they cannot speak to us, they make sure, through their actions and behavior, they love us unconditionally. So when you see a dog acting weird and motions you to follow them, always make sure you do. This dog right here is living proof that dogs always guard their owners’ back and they are salt of the earth.
Dog On A Mission
On a typical day, a policeman was just going about, doing his job surveying his area. He did not expect the day to become such an eventful day in his career as a policeman. But little did he know that this four-legged furry friend was going to change his whole day. The police officer’s name is Jeff Gonzalez. He became very curious after witnessing a dog that was roaming the streets. But then he did not want to think too much about it so he remained calm. In his head, he just assumed that the dog got lost and was trying to find his way home. Officer Gonzalez did not for one second think that the dog was aware of where he was going and that it was him that this pup was actually looking for.
Too Cold To Play
Like we have said, it was just another day on the job for Officer Gonzalez. It was like his other normal patrol work in the morning time. This was on February 13, 2015, in Germantown, Wisconsin. Officer Gonzalez was just doing his job, trying to find any problems or crimes that was happening in the street. It was during the winter time and since it had constantly snowed for about a couple of days, the weather was chilly. In fact, it was so cold outside that there was no one to be seen outside. The streets were all vacant and hence there was not much to do for the officer. Officer Gonzalez was so shocked to see this random dog that was walking around on this cold winter’s day. He then decided to check up on him.
A Kind Service
This officer had always tried his best to keep the streets safe from any danger or threats. He had always been an efficient officer who took his job b seriously and never saw any problem in the streets as too minor. Officer Gonzalez would even go out his of his way to help lost pets find their homes. This was not even written in his job description. This kind act that Officer Gonzalez would do definitely kept him very busy, but to him, this was a service to the community. And indeed it is because think about all the poor lost pets during the winter time that are suffering because of the cold weather. To his surprise, on this very cold winter morning, the dog that he saw was not the one who needed help. Officer Gonzalez was about to get the shock of his life as this dog was not lost at all.
At first, the officer did not want to jump to conclusions although he did think that the dog was lost. Since there was nothing much to do and he was curious enough, he decided to check on this mysterious dog. So, Officer Gonzalez made his way towards the street that this dog was on. He soon found the dog even more strange because of his behavior. When he got closer to where the dog was he noticed that this pup was acting weird, running back and forth and gave out loud barks. He could see that the dog was extremely frantic. It was clear from how he behaved that something was definitely wrong. So then Gonzalez began to worry that the dog might run into the road and that a car might hit him. He did not want to scare the dog so he slowly parked near the dog.
Call For Help
The behavior of this strange dog would have alarmed anyone who saw it right? But since this particular morning, there was nobody to be seen in the streets, Officer Gonzalez became the only person to spot the anxious dog. As the officer parked near the dog, he saw him. So as soon as the dog noticed the officer’s car pulling up next to him, his movements stopped and he just barked. So when Officer Gonzalez began to roll down his window, this dog started to excitedly wag the tail of his. Officer Gonzalez moved out of his car, and then the dog started to run around once again. At first, Gonzalez was thinking that he might have scared the dog. But when he looked ahead, he discovered something else.
Follow The Leader
It was almost as if the officer had stepped into the set of a movie. The dog was acting like one of those clever dogs we see in movies and television shows. When the officer got out of his car, the dog suddenly stopped running and then glanced back to look at Officer Gonzalez. From his gestures, it was clear that this mysterious dog wanted the officer to quickly follow his lead. So obviously, Officer Gonzalez became very curious. He decided to go and follow where this dog wanted to take him. The place where all this happened at the Autumn Ridge neighborhood. It is a very quiet residential area and the locals say that nothing much ever happens here. This dog then made its way to the driveway off of County Line Road. Just then Officer Gonzalez realized what had happened.
The thought of the dog being lost and wanting to find his home all went down the drain as soon as Officer Gonzalez found out what was actually going on. Just imagine the kind of shock that the officer was in when he found that there was a lady where the dog took him. He immediately thought that this woman was most likely the owner of this dog. She could be seen sitting on a chair and was there on the front porch of the house. But wait, there was a very weird addition to this sight. Officer Gonzalez found it very strange to see that this woman was slumped over and did not show signs of any movement whatsoever. So then, Officer Gonzalez decided to get closer to where she was. When he reached the front porch, Gonzalez felt the woman’s forehead and his worst fear came true.
In The Nick Of Time
How would you feel if some strange dog motioned you to follow him just to find out that there is a passed out human being lying there where he took you? The thoughts that the officer may be having would definitely not be pleasant ones. “To be honest with you, I thought she was dead. And when I went up, she was very cold to the touch; her lips were blue,” he later revealed in an interview he gave. But then, fortunately, Gonzalez had made it just in time. Although he was very scared that she had died, Officer Gonzalez decided to find out and so he checked the lady’s pulse. Gonzalez gave out a sigh of relief when he discovered that this lady was indeed still alive. He quickly called dispatch and waited for help to arrive.
Help Is On The Way
Officer Gonzalez had to be quick as he could not tell how serious this lady’s condition was. The only thing he could do was check for her pulse which was fortunately still there. So it was wise of Officer Gonzalez to call his partner who was staying close by. After he made the call the first thing that the policemen did was get the woman out of the cold. So what did the two guys do? They both carried her inside the house. They then called for more help. So then as they were patiently waiting for the ambulance to reach, they found out the identity of the woman they were taking care of. The partners found out that her name was Krystal Wendt. The next move they made was to call her family.
A Devastating Call
Although it would have been extremely difficult, the officers knew that informing her family was the right thing to do. So they called Krystal’s daughter to tell her about what had happened. So just as Officer Gonzalez called Tianne Wendt to fill her on the details of what had happened, she felt weak in her knees. “Basically what he told me was, he said that they thought that she was dead. So it’s hard,” she had said fighting back tears as she answered this in an interview. So Tianne and her aunt, who is Krystal’s sister, made a quick move to get to the hospital where her mother was admitted to. The only thing left to do was to wait for the results from the doctors about her mother’s condition.
More Than One Hero
As they waited patiently for the news of their mother’s health condition, the only thing they could do was to hope and pray that things would be alright. The waited for a while when the doctors soon came out to inform them about Krystal’s condition. As the doctors had told them, the two of them soon found out that Krystal was suffering from a heart condition. This was the main reason why this incident had happened in the first place. So when the doctors found out that Krystal had been unconscious for about an hour, her family members were extremely shocked! So it goes to show that if Officer Gonzalez had not shown up, her life would not have been saved. He was indeed a true hero. But also, who could forget the other partner in this incredible story.
Such A Good Pup
You must be wondering who this heroic dog is right? Fear not because we are here to tell you who this amazing dog is. The dog who had managed to bring Officer Gonzalez just in time to save Krystal’s life is a black Labrador. He goes by the name John Boy. So if John Boy had not shown up on Officer Gonzalez’s radar, then all this would not have happened. They would have reached in time to keep Krystal alive. “I gotta believe that at this point he pointed me in the right direction,” said Gonzalez when he was asked about his encounter with the miraculous dog. So we can see from this that John Boy loves his owner. It is surprising to know that Krystal is not his first owner.
Meant To Be Together
So when the family members were asked about the dog’s behavior towards his owner, they had a lot to say. “He’s very protective of my mom,” said Tianne Wendt when she was asked about how John Boy acts around her. John Boy has had a very rough past and so he must be very thankful towards Krystal who decided to adopt him. The reason for this may be because before Krystal took the dog in as her own, John Boy was in and out of the shelter he was kept in there many times! So Tianne truly believes that John Boy and her dear mother were truly meant to be together. It is such a sweet story to hear after knowing about all the things the dog did to help save his loving owner’s life. But what about Krystal’s thoughts right?
In The Clear
This was such an unbelievable story so obviously when people started to hear it and eventually, it caught the attention of news channels. So during the time, this news story was aired on TV, Krystal was still in stable condition. She had to remain hospitalized, to run more tests and make sure she is fit to be released from the hospital. The doctors did not want to risk another case like this as they may not be so lucky next time. So Tianne answered the question about how her mother felt saying that Krystal wanted to meet the man who helped saved her life. But since she was still kept in the hospital, Tianne could only give thanks in place of her. It must be nice to know that the police and her faithful dog have her back.
The Happiest Of Endings
What would you do if you met the person who saved your family member’s life? We would obviously be filled with emotion and gratitude. Right? So that was exactly what happened when Officer Gonzalez and Tianne met each other for the first time. The Fox 6 Now’s camera crew was fortunately there to record the whole thing. It was a very heartwarming sight to see and had everyone else present get emotional as well.Krystal’s daughter Tianne was balling her eyes out as she approached Officer Gonzalez, giving him a long hug. Tianne knew for sure that without the combined help of John Boy and Officer Gonzalez, the fate of her mom would not have turned out so bright.
On that same note, here are 15 heroic dogs that have saved people from ill-fate. They should be given medals and all the food they can eat for being so helpful.
Brutis was a 7-year-old dog that impressed the public back in 2004. This Golden Retriever was ready to sacrifice his life when he snatched a poisonous snake away from the owner’s baby and ended up with a near-deadly bite from the snake because of it. This dog’s action was so impressive and it did not go unnoticed. Brutis was actually flown all the way to Los Angeles to get his National Hero Dog award. The committee even made a statement regarding the dog and said, “when we give an award like this, we’re looking for something extra, something that would make people wonder why a dog would do what he did.” He is indeed one brave dog who deserves all the recognition he can get.
When we think about brave dogs and heroic dogs, we often picture a huge and mighty dog. Most of us would never imagine that a tiny dog could ever be heroic. But this dog right here proves that even the dogs that are small in size can sometimes end up being the bravest one. This dog name Zoey is living proof that sometimes small dogs make up for their lack of size with their attitude. This dog is actually a chihuahua who weighs only 5 pounds and is from Colorado. Zoey was on the news in 2007 for saving a child from a three-foot rattlesnake that was slowly approaching the child. Although Zoey got bitten and suffered a bite near its eye, she managed to regain health and soon became healthy. The snake was killed by the owner.
We all know that Hurricane Katrina was one of the most disastrous natural calamities to ever hit the United States. It will forever be remembered as a miserable incident to everyone who lives down south. However, there have been a lot of inspiring stories of altruism that has helped many victims to be positive for. Such a case would have to be this case with Katrina the dog. Even though this name had been given to this black Labrador, she helped save a man who was drowning as the waters had completely taken control of him. After a while Katrina was then rescued by rescue teams. She was later honored at that year’s Genesis Awards where she was given a standing ovation by the audience.
This dog here is also another example of a dog that has done a commendable job in saving the life of a human person. There was a Fox News story that was headlined “Half-Breed Wolf Dog Hero Rescues Elderly Owners From Snowstorm” that was all about his incredible dog. The readers soon learned about the heroic acts of Shana, who is actually a half wolf dog/half German Shepard. She had actually saved an elderly couple to escape a treacherous snow storm. Shana had discovered that Norman and Eve were trapped because of the snow, so she wasted no time in trying to help them escape. She helped dig out a tunnel that enabled her to pull the couples so that they could go back to the safety of their own home.
It is nice to see that dogs that have done amazing jobs in helping to save people’s lives are not unnoticed. It takes a very impressive dog to win the Dog of the Year award. So, obviously, Maya won the 2008 Dog of the Year award because of an unbelievable work she did. This brave pooch helped Angela Marcelino who is, in fact, her loving owner, from a male who had attacked her. This act of bravery that this beloved pit bull showed was seen as a very noble act and was highly praised by the Animal Miracle Foundation. They released a statement saying that “the pit bull breed can be hero dogs just like any other breed.” So Maya has proven that some of the most unexpected dogs can become very brave in times of trouble and maybe even save lives.
The award for 2007’s Dog of the Year was given to this lovely dog named Moti. He is a five-year-old German Shepherd who almost lost his life for his family. He took a bullet for them. A masked intruder had gotten into the Patel household and Moti did not waste any time to bark and attack the man. The Patels were not harmed but Moti was shot by this mystery man. He has now fully recovered.
Michael Bosch met with a car accident when his SUV crashed and nearly fell into a ravine. With all that he could, he was able to get his dog out of the car in the hopes that she may get some help. So the 5-month-old English Cocker Spaniel spotted a man who was half-mile away to follow her to the place where the accident had occurred. Her owner would have died if this dog had not stepped in. She received the Dog of the Year award in 2006.
We mostly view cats and dogs as mortal enemies. But this is not always the case. Napoleon, the English Bulldog managed to swim to snatch a burlap sack that contained 6 abandoned kittens! Two kittens from the sack were not so fortunate but the remaining four could be saved by the medics. Napoleon was given a heroic welcome back to the shelter he was staying in.
This impressive dog helped guide her owner out of a fire that filled her house with smoke and deadly fire. Nyla guided her owner Sheila all the way out to safety and barked every time Sheila lost track. Sheila was extremely grateful towards Nyla. She said “Nyla could have left anytime. Instead, she chose to stay and risk her own life and face death to save me.”
Kathie is a paraplegic, who was pulled her by the ankles from her burning, smoldering truck by her faithful Rottweiler named Eve. Eve managed to pull Kathie away from the explosions of the truck as she was dragged all the way to a nearby ditch by her dog. Soon firemen came and made sure everything was alright. Eve was given the Stillman Award for her bravery.
Ginny is one of the unique dogs ever. She had kept her life in danger many times just so she could save kittens/cats. At one incident, Ginny literally threw herself over a vertical pipe at a construction site to make it topple. She did this because she wanted the kittens stranded inside could escape. And also, one time, Ginny suffered a few cuts in her paws to help a cat inside a box of broken glass to get out.
Dogs have the ability to hear things that we as humans could never hear. Nellie is a 4-year-old black Labrador who stopped an intruder from entering her deaf owner’s home. She could hear the intruder who tried to rob her owner and made sure he was stopped. She then received the Heroic Hearing Dog of the Year. The charity that had helped to train Nellie should be very proud of her.
Marci Snead suffered from a hypoglycemic shock, and Neo hurried to the next building to get help. Neo is an 11 month old Siberian husky. Neo managed to get the attention of a few people who soon followed the pup to the location where her owner had collapsed. She was then carried to a hospital nearby where she made a quick recovery. Her dog is the reason why she could continue living.
Rocky is a Lakewood, Colorado police dog. He became famous in the year 2002 who ran after a thief and even took a bullet but did a lot in pinning down the 20-year-old thug. Mauer who is the dog’s officer/partner, ROcky was not affected by the bullet that hit him and was not at all down because of it. He said, “He was the same dog after as he was before.”
Kaze became a respected Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department dog after he helped save a woman’s life who had been reported as missing about a week ago. Kaze was on his first rescue mission when he discovered the lady under a bridge who had fallen into a coma. She could have lost her life if she had not been found in time. This lady made a steady recovery and was all fine after a week, all thanks to Kaze.