All those stories of people and animals stepping in for one another remind us how life is good when we respect those that are different from us.
The life of 36-year-old Shannon Lorio could end that day if it wasn’t for the dog who decided that wasn’t going to happen. As this lady was driving along Southern Georgia, she somehow misjudged a curve on the desolate road and ended up in a ditch.
The accident left her barely conscious and with no one by her side. It looked like the injuries she sustained were severe as she wasn’t able to move.
But then, out of the blue, a big dog approached this woman who was in desperate need of help and started fighting for her life.
She eventually lost her consciousness but says she will never forget what she saw once she was able to open her eyes once again. The dog was licking her face, desperately trying to wake her up and get her off her car. It was because of this brave four-legged hero that Shannon became aware of what was really going on.
Sadly, she was way to fragile already and fainted once again, but that didn’t stop the dog from saving her. He was determined to find help and continue dragging her to the side of the road where someone would hopefully notice her.
“I’d never seen him. But he came across me and I thank God that he did,” says Shannon. “I wrapped my arms around his neck and pulled myself up, and it was the first time I stood up.”
Someone finally saw the injured woman and rushed her to the hospital. She started feeling fine and completely recovered from the terrible accident.
As for the hero dog, he got the name Hero and we are sure it fits him best. Shannon wouldn’t leave her savior on the street so she did her best to place him in a family. She couldn’t take him in because she already has six dogs she takes care of. Eventually, Hero was placed at the Humane Society shelter where he was given lots of love and attention.
Shortly after, Hero was adopted by a dog trainer who would make him a search dog for rescue missions. And we are sure this hero would be able to help many other people too.
Shannon is happy Hero found a nice home and says how he’d always have a special place in her heart.
You can hear Shannon’s story in the video below.