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 was sort of ‘follow me, follow me'”
“It quickly became clear that Tinsley had led (the police) to the scene of the accident and to the injured,” New Hampshire police said on Facebook. “They could guess that the dog was trying to show them something because she kept eluding them but did not run away completely,” policeman Daniel Baldassarre told local station WCVB.
“It was kind of ‘follow me, follow me’. And they did and, to their surprise, looking at the damaged guardrail and looking underneath in the direction the dog was looking, they could hardly believe it ”.
It’s my little guardian angel
“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 the person is, ”added Daniel Baldassarre.
While the rescue services provided first aid to the injured, the dog “sat 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 wonder she had that kind of intelligence to do what she did. “