MAN’S BEST FRIEND: Service Dog Throws Itself in Front of Bus to Save Blind Owner

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While this dog sacrificed itself to save his owner, a cat would probably just watch it’s blind owner get hit. This is why dogs rule! So glad to hear he will be ok.

Figo may be a service dog, but on Monday he went above and beyond the call of duty to protect his blind owner from an oncoming bus.

The golden retriever was out with owner Audrey Stone in Brewster, New York, when a bus driver turned a corner without looking. Leaping into action, Figo threw himself in front of the oncoming mini-bus in an attempt to shield Stone from harm’s way.

Stone fractured her elbow and ankle, broke three ribs, and cut her head from the imapct Figo received a deep, severe cut on his leg; his fur clung to the bus’ bumper and the pavement.

The dog was being a good sport, really calm. He sat with me the whole time. He was limping as we put him on a big blanket on the sidewalk and it started to rain. He let us wrap up his leg without any problem. He wasn’t barking or crying or yelping. But he kept pulling toward her. After she was put on a gurney and taken away, he stopped doing that. He seemed a little lost after she left.

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