Dog Saves Owner, Dies Trying to Save Cat

October 18, 2006

This one has me all choked up this afternoon.

Mon Oct 16, 8:10 PM ET

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – After a disabled woman’s cat started a house fire, her specially trained dog came to the rescue, then died trying to help the cat still in the house. Jamie Hanson said the 13-year-old dog named Jesse brought the phone so she could call 911 and also brought her artificial leg.

“She got me outside and then she heard the cat upstairs and she went up there to get the cat and she wouldn’t come back to me,” Hanson, 49, said at a news conference Monday at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center where she was being treated for her injuries.

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  1. what a bittersweet story–wonderful and sad at the same time. it made me tear up a little.

  2. Isn’t that an amazing story? Oh, that we were all so good and kind to each other! Thanks for stopping by, Nika!

  3. I read this article and was even going to feature it on DoaS but I didn’t think anyone would care. It is quite a bizarre story! This is why dogs are super-mega-awesome!

  4. Orhan,I totally agree (with the last part). 😉

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