Foster Dog Runs for Help to Save Collapsed Man

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Chuck Weintraud was mowing his lawn in Cranberry Township, PA when he suddenly collapsed. Cloe, the mutt from the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society Shelter he was fostering, immediately ran for help.

Everything that happens does so for karma or a higher power,” Chuck said. “All of the pieces came together.”

Cloe came to him a couple months ago after she had been found abused and neglected. He had essentially saved her life, and now she was returning the favor.

She was a traumatized dog, she was not used to people at all, and to break that trauma for her concern for me, and to go two, three hundred yards away and get the attention of another family and then literally draw them up here, it’s just amazing,” Chuck explained.

The Brock family, who lives across the street, heard Cloe’s urgent barking. Michael Brock attempted to leash her, but she kept backing toward her foster dad, trying to lead Michael to him.

The dog crossed the street and sat down,” he said. “I followed… this happened about another four times coming up to his driveway.”

Neighbor Charleen Deneen, a registered nurse, heard the commotion and went to investigate.

He was unresponsive… absolutely unresponsive, and not breathing, but he did have a pulse,” she said. “Cloe is a miracle… she really is.”

Chuck is now wearing a pacemaker after the incident. Eternally grateful to Cloe, he and is wife will continue to foster her until the perfect family comes forward to adopt her.

If you are interested in adopting Cloe, please contact the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society.

 

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