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Dog Runs to Find Help for Fallen Elderly Owner


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Jefferson Fox was driving along Jackson Boulevard in Jackson, Missouri when he spotted a dog and pulled over to help. Fox soon realized though that the dog wasn’t the one needing help as the dog led Fox back home where the dog’s elderly owner had fallen in her garage.

When Fox saw Cici, a black and white border collie, running along the side of the highway at a busy intersection he immediately stopped to help.

“I thought he was going to get hit, so I turned in at Shawnee and parked my car, ran down this embankment and found the dog at the next couple of houses,” said Fox.

Cici had a red leash attached to him and Fox tried to catch the wandering dog, but Cici wouldn’t let Fox catch him. Luckily Fox followed Cici all the way back to the dog’s house.

“When the dog turned the corner and went in the garage and I followed it in, there was another dog on the same red leash, and it was curled up next to the elderly woman on the floor,” said Fox.

The woman, who is in her 70s, had fallen in the garage around 5:30 in the morning. By the time Fox followed Cici to her house it was four hours later. The woman was cold, shaking and bleeding from her chin and knees.

Fox called for help and the woman was rushed to the hospital. Both dogs are staying with a neighbor while the woman recovers in the hospital.