Very Good Boy: Dog Stops Traffic To Help Owner Who Had Seizure

dog saves owner when she has seizure

An Ontario woman who had an unexplained seizure last week was assisted by her dog, who knew to block traffic until help could arrive.

clover dog who saved owner after seizure

According to CTV, Ottawa resident Haley Moore was walking her one-and-a-half-year old Maremma mix, Clover, through her neighborhood when she experienced a seizure.

“All I remember is waking up in the ambulance and being really confused; just like what is going on,” Moore said.

Today, also reporting on the incredible story, added that Clover “sprung into action, attending first to Moore before bounding into the street and stopping traffic.”

Dryden Oatway, a driver who stopped after seeing Clover in the road, remarked, “It was really impressive, the dog actually blocked my way. She kind of backed into the road to block my truck.”

dog stops traffic to save owner who had seizure

Clover was then able to attract the attention of a second driver.

“Immediately I just stopped and I jumped out of the Jeep and I asked Dryden if everything was okay and he was like, ‘I don’t know, she fell,'” Danielle Pilon told CTV.

It was only after Pilon arrived that Clover went to get more help.

“You could tell she didn’t want to leave her even when we were with her,” she added, “but I think it just came to her that she was like ‘I need to go home to let them know she needs help.”

dog who saved owner from seizure with owner

“When I got a knock on the door from the neighbors, they were frantic and our dog Clover was barking like crazy,” said Randall Moore, Haley’s father, about the incident.

Though Moore isn’t sure what caused the sudden seizure, CTV noted that she’s “comforted by the fact that she’ll have her dog there to protect her.”

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

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Written by Phil West