A canine hero named Figo saves his blind guardian from being hit by a bus in Brewster, New York.
A loyal golden retriever guide dog, leaped in front of an oncoming mini school bus, to protect his blind guardian. Figo was trained to guide as the two were crossing the road. In an instant, the dog threw himself at the closest part of the oncoming vehicle. The dog’s fur was seen stuck to the driver’s side wheel. According to a witness, it appeared as if Figo intentionally took the severe blow.
Stone, 62, suffered a fractured right elbow, three broken ribs, a fractured ankle and a cut to her head in the accident. Figo suffered a severe injury to his leg. His front leg was cut to the bone.
One of the EMTs bandaged the dog’s leg, as the woman continuously called out for Figo. He was not barking or crying, but kept trying to limp toward Stone. Witnesses and medical personnel tried to assure her the dog would be fine.
As the ambulance carrying Stone pulled away, Figo “seemed a little lost after she left,” said EMT, Schwartz. Figo was transferred by one of the fire trucks to Middlebury Veterinary Hospital in Paterson, NY and was reported to have undergone surgery on his leg. He is on the mend and should heal just fine, said a Veterinary spokesperson where Figo has been treated. Stone is recovering at the hospital and friends and family have arranged to care for Figo until the two can be reunited.
This is truly a Man’s Best Friend story with a happy ending.
Article courtesy of 50 PLUS REPORT Editorial Team