Snickers was inducted into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame for saving the life of Greg Gould
A Border Collie/Pointer cross named Snickers, was honored for his heroism in saving his owner's life by being named to the Purina Animal Hall of Fame this week. The 4-year-old dog took desperate measures to save Gregory Gould's life and succeeded.
Early morning last March, Constable Rob Garnett and his partner responded to a call about Snickers, who was pacing in a resident's driveway in Oshawa Ontario. Snickers was barking incessantly and blocking their attempts to leave for work. New to the neighborhood, the family didn't recognize the dog, but their young daughter suggested he lived next door.
Constable Garnett decided to investigate the home, but received no response. Instinctively, he peered through the window and that's when he saw Gregory Gould, who suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lying unconscious on his living-room floor. Quickly, Constable Garnett and his partner broke through the door and called paramedics.
Once inside, he realized that, in Snickers' determination to get help for his owner, he had thrown his body repeatedly against the screen door, triggering the release so he could get outside. Thanks to Snickers' keen intuition, persistence, physical strength and determination, Mr. Gould received the medical attention he needed to save his life.
Snickers with Greg Gould
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