ZANESVILLE, OH — An Ohio dog is proving he’s the definition of “man’s best friend” after saving his owner by calling 911.
According to ABC 6, Terry McGlade is a United States Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. McGlade was injured in the line of duty when he was hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
Two years ago, he got a rescue dog trained to sense when he is going into seizures and to help him in situations where his PTSD causes anxiety.
When Terry recently suffered a seizure, the dog knew to step on his phone screen for several seconds, which was automatically programmed to call 911. As ABC 6 reports, dispatchers never heard the dog bark, but became suspicious when they received numerous calls.
The dog reportedly waited in front of the house for police and medics. Terry spent the night in the hospital, but is doing much better.
Terry has entered his dog into a “best dog” contest.