Rescue Dog Saves Baby's Life
Dog alerts parents when baby stops breathing.
Last weekend, Duke jumped on his owners’ bed and started to shake uncontrollably. His behavior was so unusual that Jenna Brousseau’s husband went to check on their 9-week-old baby, Harper — and found that she wasn’t breathing.
“My husband called 911 and the ambulance came here and it was because of our Dukie dog, who alerted us,” Brousseau told ABC News.
“If Duke hadn’t been so scared, we would have just gone to sleep . . . He’s the perfect dog, he was meant, meant to be ours, he was meant to be hers.”
Duke, who the couple adopted six years ago, may have prevented a case of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. Luckily, baby Harper was revived by paramedics, and is now doing well. — Read it at the Huffington Post
Photo: ABC News // Duke alerted his owners when their infant stopped breathing.
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