Facebook_off Twitter_off Pinterest Instagram_off Googleplus_off Youtube_off Emailnewsletter

Welcome to DogHeirs, Where Dogs Are Family! Log in or Sign Up

Dogheirslogo

DogHeirs Tshirts

Rescued Pit bull who heroically saved single mom's life nominated for national Pet of Valor award

Custom_sam_sheepdog_300_thumb By Martha | | Comments (5)

Chilly heroically saved her owner's life last year. She is up for the Pet of Valor award this year.

Last September, Heidi Parker adopted a Bull Dog/Pit bull mix from the Fluvanna SPCA in Virginia and not long after, her new dog ended up saving her life.

Four months after Heidi had brought Chilly home, she went to the doctor for her routine allergy shots. It was a larger dose than usual, so Heidi lay down for a nap when she returned home.

But soon after she was awoken by Chilly jumping on her chest and licking her face. Heidi told ABC WRIC, "Chilly is normally a calm dog; she won't bother you when you're sleeping and she started jumping on my chest, licking my face just making sure she woke me up."

At first she thought Chilly wanted to go outside, but as soon as she sat up she realized she was in trouble. Her throat was swelling shut and she was going into anaphylactic shock. Thankfully, because of Chilly's actions, Heidi was able to call an ambulance in time to save her life. Heidi told NBC 29, "Chilly's my guardian. If it wasn't for Chilly I would have died." She added, "I'm a single mom, so it would have left my daughter parentless. Chilly is my angel."

Due to her heroic actions, Chilly has been nominated for the HSUS' Pet of Valor award. The Fluvanna County SPCA told the Humane Society of the United States about Chilly's heroic act, and the 3-year-old dog is now in the running for the Pet of Valor award. To vote for Chilly, click here. Voting runs until May 31st.

If Chilly wins, she will receive an award. The Fluvanna SPCA will also win one-year's worth of pet food for the animals in its care.

Related:

Adopted Pit Bull heroically saves single mom's life



View more articles in: Community News

You may also like

Stray dog comes to the rescue of woman in car crash (VIDEO)

Shannon Lorio crashed her car on a rural road in Georgia. Her life was in danger, but she received help from an unlikely hero. As she lay in her wrecked vehicle, a stray dog approached from out of the woods and came to her aid. The dog kept her awake and pulled her out of the car, dragging her over 100 feet back to the road. She was able to flag down a passing car...
Read more

Heroic Pit Bull saves her family and runs back into burning home to rescue 5 dogs

Baby, a 10-year-old Pit Bull, is being credited with saving her family from a dangerous house fire after she sounded the alarm and saved two people inside. She then bravely re-entered the burning home to rescue the 5 other dogs from the blaze. Sisters Rhonda and Evelyn Westerberger were asleep in their in Lincoln County, Oklahoma home when a fire broke out and began to engulf their house. Baby ran to each of them and...
Read more

Heroic dog and firefighters work together to save her puppies from drain hole (VIDEO)

A stray dog helped firefighters in Turkey save her puppies after they became stuck in a drainage canal in the town of Bodrum in the Turkish province of Muğla on June 7. Photo: Doğan News Agency A local named Erhan Erol called the firefighters after he noticed the puppies stuck in the hole, which was slowly filling with sea water. The firefighters were able to stop the water from rising, but couldn't reach the eight...
Read more

Life-saving surgery planned for heroic dog who saved children by jumping in path of motorcycle

This past February, a family dog in the Philippines was credited with saving two children from getting hit by a speeding motorcycle, by throwing herself in the path of the bike. The dog named Kabang lost the top part of her jaw and face. It was a horrific injury, but she survived. A local vet asked the family to turn over the dog to their custody for euthanasia. But the grateful family refused to put...
Read more

Heroic German Shepherd Dog leads police to burning family home

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...
Read more

Comments on this Article

right on Chilly. he knew she would need him. Thank you for adopting him from the SPCA, adopting is the way to go. dont shop, adopt as they say. I hope you win Chilly you certain deserve it and much more.
They always fit. It's us humans who don't fit
Awwwwwwwwww what a beautiful story, & dog of course, Good 4 U both, the owner who rescued the dog & then the dog 4 doing what it did. All dog related judges should see more stories like this, so they can see an animal is just as worthy as any humane being, as far as I am concerned even more so then us. This should be close enough proof, even a wild animal comes to our aid, so ya. What good are people really?
That's pretty insane to think her dog could detect such early signs of anaphylactic shock. I'm guessing this dog definitely has a forever home now.
So she went to the doctor for help with bad allergies and ended up having a severe allergic reaction to the allergy shots. Wow. I'm certainly glad that Chilly was there to save your life. Chilly you're a true hero. I hope you win Chilly.
» View all comments

Add Your Comment!

Log in to leave a comment or Create an account

Spring Sale on T-Shirts

Must See

Follow DogHeirs

Also find us on: DogHeirs on Twitter DogHeirs on Pinterest DogHeirs on Instagram DogHeirs on Google+

Copyright 2015 DogHeirs