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Heroic German Shepherd Dog leads police to burning family home

Dogart_thumb By Ellen | September 14, 2012 | Comments (8)

An adopted German Shepherd Dog named Buddy lead a police officer to his home after a spark ignited some gasoline and started his owner's house on fire. The fire took place in the Caswell Lakes region in Alaska in 2010. Buddy's owner Ben Heinrich was in trouble so Buddy took off.

Neighbors had called police to report the fire and injuries and Trooper Shanigan was trying to make his way to Ben's home when his GPS stopped working. With 150 km of back roads in the region, he had to drive slowly as directions were relayed to him from head office. He then spotted a shadowy shape on the road.

It was Buddy who began running in the direction of his home and Shanigan following after. Amazing footage from the police officer's dash mounted camera was taken, capturing the moment on video. Buddy's actions saved lives and prevented further property damage.

A year later, an interview was done a recounting the fateful night when Buddy helped save his family.



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Comments on this Article

What a hero! We need more Buddy in the world!!! :}
he sud be awarded 4dis heroic act.
A steak a week at least LOL
incredible...love u buddy....
Super story, Buddy was the Savior! Amazing how intelligent dogs R & how willing they R 2 help. Good job Buddy! Everyone that reads this loves you.
What a fantastic dog!
What a dog! What a hero!
Love how Buddy watches to make sure he is being followed. German Shepherds (and all dogs) are incredible.
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