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Dog risks her life to stop car for help when owner collapses on walk

April 2nd, 2021

What we love the most about dogs is how incredibly caring they are- and there’s truly nothing they wouldn’t do for their owners.

So when Haley Moore suddenly collapsed at the side of a road, Clover the dog immediately jumped into action to help her owner.

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The one-and-a-half-year-old Maremma mix was out walking with Haley around their local neighborhood in Ottawa when the incident happened.

Haley fell to the ground and had a seizure. The next thing she knew, she was coming round in an ambulance.

“All I remember is waking up in the ambulance and being really confused; just like what is going on,” Haley told CTV News.

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The moment that Haley collapsed was caught on a neighbor’s security camera, and we can see Clover immediately jumping into action as she realizes that her owner isn’t well.

At first, Clover didn’t leave Haley’s side and tried her best to wake her up.

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But when a few minutes went by and Haley still wasn’t responsive, the clever pup literally put her life on the line by stepping out in front of a car.

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The driver of the car was Dryden Oatway, and luckily he managed to brake as he saw the dog in the middle of the road. He immediately rushed out to help- under the watchful eye of Clover, of course.

“It was really impressive, the dog actually blocked my way. She kind of backed into the road to block my truck,” Oatway told CTV, adding that “the whole time she was backing down the street she had eyes on [Haley], didn’t look away from her. She kept her distance from me but made sure her owner was okay and that was amazing.”

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But Clover wasn’t done yet.

After she’d flagged down yet another person to help her owner, she knew that Haley’s family needed to be aware of the situation.

“You could tell she didn’t want to leave her even when we were with her but I think it just came to her that she was like ‘I need to go home to let them know she needs help,'” Danielle Pilon, who stopped to offer a hand, told CTV.

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The clever pup managed to alert Haley’s family to the situation, and when they arrived at the scene, she was being treated by paramedics.

Thanks to Clover’s quick thinking, this all happened in a matter of minutes.

“Watching Clover do what she did, making sure she was taking care of her human sister and going to the extreme…she basically put her life on the line for her girl,” Diane Moore, Haley’s mom, said.

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Haley is now recovering at home, and while she’s still not sure what caused the seizure, the one thing she does know is that she’ll never be in too much danger with Clover by her side!

“If this ends up happening again, I feel 10 times safer and I know she will be there for me,” Haley said. “You know how good animals are and she’s a really amazing dog and I love her to death.”

What a clever pup! You can watch the footage from when Haley collapses below.

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Source: CTV News

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