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    The World Is A Better Place With Dogs


    Chris Trott was on duty answering the emergency phone line, when a call came through from a dog. Nobody would have blamed her for hanging up, but something about the urgency of the barking and the whimpering made Chris stay on the line. On checking the incoming phone number Chris realised that the line belonged to Joe Stalnaker, who is known to be susceptible to seizures.


    The background to this phone rescue was that Joe had pre-programmed the buttons on his phone to dial 911, so all his dog Buddy had to do was to pick up the phone in his mouth. One of his teeth was almost certain to hold down one of the keys for 3 seconds and thus trigger the dialling. (See mock-up of miracle dog with phone to the right).


    The very same thing had happened twice before, unfortunately, Joe is prone to seizures as a result of suffering a brain injury while serving in the army. Buddy arrived aged 8 weeks courtesy of 'Paws With A Cause', which trains miracle dogs like Buddy to help people like Joe.


    Surprisingly, Will and Guy learn that there have been other similar cases of miracle dog rescues, for example, Leana Beasley's Rottweiler called Faith summoned help by pressing a speed-dial button with her nose. Then when the operator answered, Faith barked down the phone so that the emergency services operator realized Leana needed medical assistance.



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