When Cora and her owners were in a car crash last Thursday night, Cora ran to get help. In doing so she sacrificed her own life to save her owners.
Joshua Keller and his sister Shelby Keller were traveling with Cora westbound on Highway 26 in Othello, Washington Thursday night. They lost control of the car and it rolled down a hill and flipped over. Joshua managed to climb his way out of the car, but Shelby was stuck and injured in the car.
Meanwhile their dog Cora ran back to the road to get help. Unfortunately in the darkness she was hard to see and Sgt. Adolfo Coronado accidentally ran into Cora. Sgt. Coronado stopped and got out of his car to check on Cora, but she was gone. However, her actions got the Keller’s the help they needed.
If Sgt. Coronado hadn’t stopped to check on Cora he would have never noticed the car accident off in the field.
“I, all of a sudden, see a man jumping up and down in the field, waving his hands. And that’s when ti started to hit me like ‘oh my God. Something’s going on here,” said Sgt. Coronado.
Shelby is now recovering at a hospital from her injuries. She and Joshua are extremely grateful for the sacrifice their beloved dog made, and are coping with her loss.
“It’s hard to think she’s gone, but was truly an angel to us,” said Joshua.