Dog Named 'Hero' Kept Stuck Owner Warm And Safe From Coyotes For 2 Days

April 8, 2024

Today's good news story comes from Alberta, Canada.

Living up to his name, an Akita breed dog in Taber, Alberta named Hero saved the life of his owner by protecting him from the elements, fighting off coyotes and eventually alerting people to his owner's whereabouts.

good news dog hero
Taber Lost Paws Society

The saga unfolded last month when Hero's owner found himself trapped in a muddy ditch for two days in temperatures as cold as –17 C. Despite the perilous circumstances, Hero remained faithfully by his side, providing warmth and protection, even fending off coyotes that threatened their safety.

The rescue efforts began when Taber police responded to reports of a possibly injured dog roaming near the community's sugar factory. After subsequent complaints of a dog bite in the same vicinity, officers located Hero and his owner, who had been enduring the ordeal together.

The 61-year-old resident of Taber was swiftly transported to the hospital for medical attention and recovery.

good news dog hero
CBC News

The Taber Lost Paws Society, dedicated to supporting pets during times of crisis, swiftly mobilized to ensure Hero received the care he deserved. Additionally, concerns for another pet, Tora, owned by Hero's companion, prompted efforts to provide medical assistance for her as well.

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