Elderly Man Saved by Neighbor’s Dog

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angusWhen an elderly man slipped and fell in the cold he was afraid no one would hear his cries for help. Then a neighbor’s dog came to his rescue.

Joseph Fox came out of his Virginia home for what he thought would only be a minute. He wasn’t wearing a coat or shoes, but then the 78-year-old man slipped and fell.

Fox was unable to get back up and began yelling for help. For thirty minutes he desperately tried to get the attention of someone, but no one heard him.

Then Fox’s neighbor Ronald Harvey let his dog Angus out to go to the bathroom. The dog heard Fox’s cries for help and ran to be by his side.

When Angus didn’t come back Harvey went looking for him and found Fox with Angus by his side. Harvey, who is the Assistant Chief of the Danville Fire Department, quickly took Fox inside and got him warm.

Fox is very thankful to both Harvey and Angus, but Harvey says his dog is the real hero.

“I think animals have a sixth sense and they know when somebody needs some help,” said Harvey. “Angus is a very loving, caring dog, and he heard the man hollering for help and he went over there and stayed with him.”

3 thoughts on “Elderly Man Saved by Neighbor’s Dog”

  1. “sixth sense”!?? are you for real!?? the dog has hearing and functioning brain – dogs are not living up to some human standard when they do these things: humans are failing to live up to the dogs’ standard.

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  2. I CALL ANGUS A SUPER WONDER-DOG. HE CAN COME INTO MY HOUSE AND USE MY
    BATH ROOM ANY TIME HE WISHES AND RONNIE HARVEY CAN HAVE MY HOUSE!
    WHAT A SUPER NICE GUY!! DANVILLE IS FORTUNATE TO HAVE HIM IN IT’S ENPLOY.
    JOSEPH FOX

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