Dog Saved Thomasville Woman's Life

By: AP edited by Harrison Hove Email
By: AP edited by Harrison Hove Email

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (AP) _ A dog who helped rescue a Georgia car wreck victim may have the right stuff for search and rescue work.

Next week, Thomasville dog trainer Heidy Drawdy will take the two-year-old German shepherd, now named ``Hero,'' to see if he's cut out for the job.

Hero's previous owners had signed him over to the Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society shelter because he kept wandering off.

First item on Drawdy's agenda for the wandering canine: obedience training.

But the fact that the dog wouldn't stay in his yard probably saved Shannon Lorio's life after her car accident. The wayward dog found her bruised and battered on the vehicle's trunk. Then pulled her by the shirt collar, dragged her about 50 yards through briars to a highway and let her lean against him so she could flag a passing motorist.

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