Good Dog: Canine Blocks Traffic to Get Help for Overdosing Owner, Police Say
BELMONT — A dog sat in the middle of a road to get his overdosing owner help on Friday.
At 11:53 p.m. Belmont Police received a report of a loose dog in the street blocking traffic.
An officer approached the German Shepherd, and when he determined who the dog's owner was, followed the dog back to the owner's house on Concord Street, police said.
When they arrived at the house, the officer tried to contact someone who lived in the house. The officer noticed the door was slightly ajar.
The officer stepped into the residence and saw the German Shepherd's owner on the ground and unresponsive.
Police said that the man had a very weak pulse and irregular breathing.
Medics were called to the residence and determined the man was in the middle of a narcotic drug overdose and did not have long to live.
The man made a recovery on the way to the hospital when Medics gave him a drug used to counteract opioid side effects called Narcan, said police.
“It does not take much to realize this animal knew something was wrong with its owner and went to get help the only way he knew how," police said, "He better buy that dog a steak, there is no doubt in our minds the animal saved that man’s life.”