It’s simply amazing how dogs can know what to do during emergency situations. Most pet dogs only know basic commands and never received any training for these scenarios, but somehow they know when and how to get help. Last January, a dog from Australia saved her mom by acting on his own during an emergency.
This hero pup is Max. The Siberian husky belongs to Shaune Martin, a local of Ipswich, Queensland. One day Shaune was walking along with the suburbs of Augustine Heights with her trusty fur baby, Max, in tow. Out of nowhere, a car was careening towards Shaune and Max.
The car hit Shaune and a tree that was right beside her. The vehicle was going so fast that it only came to a full stop 100 meters away from where it hit Shaune. The driver didn’t know that he hit a person; he only thought he hit a tree when he lost control of his vehicle. This spelled trouble for Shaune, who was badly injured.
She suffered severe head injuries, and she fractured her arm, hip, and waist. On top of these, the tree that the car hit, fell on top of her, so if paramedics came by, nobody would even know that she was there unless they remove the tree. Well, nobody except for her dog Max.
Usually, dogs who are involved in an accident get so spooked that they run away. But Max understood that his mom was in trouble, so he ran home to get help. When Shaune’s fiancé, David Symes, saw Max alone and covered in blood, he knew that something was wrong.
Max led David back to the site of the accident, where David found Shaune under the tree’s branches and leaves. Because of Max’s quick thinking, Shaune survived the ordeal. Now the couple has announced that Max will become the ring bearer because of his heroics, and on top of that, the RSPCA gave Max the Animal Hero Award.
Credits: Nine News Australia