You may have seen a lot of dog hero stories. The incomparable selfless acts of dogs whom we call “man’s best friend”. To call them “loyal” or “hero” is actually an understatement.
Our four-legged pals know when something isn’t right.
They can smell danger from afar, and when they do, there’s nothing they will not do in order to help.
This is exactly what this beautiful story of heroism is all about.
One day, Shannon Lorio was driving through a winding road when something terrifying happened.
Her car spun uncontrollably out of the way and went several meters away from the road.
The accident wrecked her car and threw her out of the rear window.
Unfortunately, she was hidden somewhere woody and pretty much too far for anybody to notice her.
But amazingly, the woman was saved by a hero that she will forever owe her life to – a homeless dog.
The dog was able to drag her from the wreck.
Thanks to him, she was able to signal for help and be treated for her injuries.
Shannon tells her story in an emotional interview, posted on YouTube by Carlos Aguilar, and it’s truly remarkable to hear exactly how the dog went about saving her life.
Talking about her hometown in Pavo, Georgia, Shannon says that it’s “a quiet area” where “everyone sticks to themselves.”
Coupled with the winding, curvy roads, it’s not an ideal location to crash your car in, as Shannon was about to find out for herself.
After a heated argument with her husband, Shannon explains how she took off in her car to clear her head.
“I was angry, and I was speeding.” Shannon recalled. “I turned onto a road that was really windy and curvy, took the first curve no problems- but when I came into the second curve, the car fishtailed. It took me out of the driver’s seat and threw me out of the back glass.”
When she finally came to her senses, she felt the bottom part of her body lying in the backseat, and her torso laying up onto the back of the trunk.
Despite not remembering much of what happened, Shannon knew that she was in a lot of pain and that she needed to get help, fast.
Because of the spot that she had crashed into, this was going to prove very difficult – but luckily, someone was on hand to help.
“Because of the way my car went in, anyone who was coming wouldn’t have seen me.” Shannon said. “I don’t know how long I had been out before I came to, but I remember when I did come to, I felt this huge presence. I don’t know if he was making his rounds (the dog), I don’t know if he was headed back to his original owner. But he came across me, and I thank God that he did.”
“He had jumped up onto the back of the car, and he was up there where I was at. My face was bleeding, and he began to lick my face. And the next time I came to, he had me turned around and halfway off the car. He was pulling me off the back of the car.”
Shannon recalls the heroism of the dog who saved her.
According to her, the dog grabbed onto the back of her shirt and pulled her all the way to the edge of the road. The dog isn’t just a hero but also smart enough to bring her somewhere she could be seen by passing motorists.
She knew that she had to stand up to get attention, so Shannon reached up and wrapped her arms around the dog’s neck.
Thanks to her very own hero, she was able to pull herself up and stop a passing car, who immediately called an ambulance.
Shannon next woke up in the hospital, where she found out that she’d obtained a brain hemorrhage from the crash. Luckily, she was able to recover quickly at home, and she will be forever grateful for the dog who saved her life.
“This dog, he did everything, and he’s an amazing animal, he really is,” Shannon said tearfully. “If he hadn’t have saved me, I wouldn’t have been here today.
The brave hero dog got what he deserves for saving a life.
After saving Shannon, the stray dog was taken to the Humane Society where he was adopted by canine search and rescue trainer Heidy Drawdy.
The little hero has been trained for wilderness, and is apparently doing “really, really well,” and loves to find and help people in the woods like what he did with Shannon.
This story is truly inspiring and what an amazing dog he is! That’s the real beauty about dogs, they are not just your best friend, they can also be your lifesaver.
How many more stories like this are we going to have in the future? We can’t wait!
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