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The feat of a female dog was hailed Tuesday in the United States as a “Lassie, faithful dog” story. She led the police to the scene of the car accident where her master was injured and suffered from hypothermia.
Tinsley, a one-year-old female German Shepherd, rolled down a highway on the New Hampshire-Vermont border (northeastern United States) on Monday evening, prompting motorists to call law enforcement.
When the police spotted the animal and attempted to grab it, Tinsley continued on his run and led them to Vermont, where the crash barrier had been breached by a badly damaged pickup.
The dog’s master and another person were thrown from the vehicle and were suffering from hypothermia. “It soon became clear that Tinsley had led (the police) to the crash site and to the injured”New Hampshire Police said on Facebook.
“They could guess the female dog was trying to show them something because she kept getting away from them but didn’t run away completely.”, told the police officer Daniel Baldassarre to the local channel WCVB. “It was sort of ‘follow me, follow me’. And they did and, to their surprise, looking at the damaged guardrail and looking below in the direction the dog was looking. , they could hardly believe it. “
“I compare it a bit, for those who remember, to a real life ‘Lassie’ story, where people are in distress and the dog goes for help and brings them back to the same spot. where is the person “, added Mr. Baldassarre.
While the emergency services provided first aid to the injured, the female dog “was sitting calmly and kindly next to her owner”, said Hartford Fire Captain Jack Hedges.
The owner of the animal, Cam Laundry, who does not present a serious injury, assured that Tinsley will receive game as a reward for his intelligence and dedication. “He’s my little guardian angel”, he greeted on WCVB. “It’s a miracle she had that kind of intelligence to do what she did.”