A heartwarming story has emerged about the life-saving capabilities of our furry friends, exemplified by the experience of a man named Brian Myers and his loyal dog, Sadie.
Myers rescued Sadie, a 6-year-old German Shepherd, from the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in New Jersey, where she was surrendered due to her nervousness around men and defensive behavior.
Despite her initial standoffishness, Myers decided to take Sadie home after only 30 minutes of meeting her, and the pair quickly developed a strong bond.
A few months later, Myers suffered a stroke and was unable to move or reach his cellphone, which was on the dresser about 15 feet away. In a moment of desperation, Sadie sprang into action, licking her dad’s face and refusing to leave his side.
She even barked for help in the hopes that the neighbors would hear her. Sadie then used all of her strength to drag Myers across the room closer to his phone, an incredible feat for a dog not trained as a service animal. Myers was able to call for help and was later informed by doctors that Sadie had likely saved his life.
During Myers’ time in the hospital and rehabilitation, Sadie stayed with his family, and the pair remained in contact through FaceTime. When Myers was finally able to return home, the emotional reunion between him and Sadie was unforgettable.
Myers shed tears as Sadie leaped into his arms, covering his face with kisses. Myers believes that adopting Sadie was the best decision he ever made and that their meeting was meant to be. As Myers put it, “Our pets have the ability to save our lives, and that’s exactly what happened to me.”