This week, a blind woman and her service dog were walking in Brewster, New York. As they were crossing the street, the woman did not see the bus that was imminently going to hit her. The only reason she is alive today is that her dog jumped in front of the bus, in order to put her out of harm’s way.
Fortunately, this story has a happy ending, as Figo, the service dog, is alive and well, and thanks to him, so is his mistress, Audrey Stone.
Because the dog jumped in front of the mini school bus that was heading for his mistress, most of the power of the blow was concentrated on by him. Mrs. Stone suffered an injury to her head, broke her ankle, her elbow and a couple of ribs, but if it hadn’t been for Figo, her injuries would have been much more extensive.
Figo sustained extensive injuries to its leg in the impact, but immediately after it was hit, the dog made its way to its mistress, limping as well as it could so that it may be next to her.
Figo would not leave Mrs. Stone’s side and so the paramedics had to treat them simultaneously. Both police and paramedics said that they were expecting Figo to be aggressive after it had been hit, but the dog’s soul interest appeared to be the well-being on its mistress, as he was very docile, despite the trauma he had just gone through.
Unfortunately, this was when the two had to be separated, as Mrs. Stone was immediately transported to the hospital and Figo was taken to the local veterinary clinic, where he was treated.
The dog had surgery for the injuries on its leg and now it is stable and on the mend. The veterinarians suggested that a video conversation be set between Mrs. Stone and Figo, as seeing her and hearing her voice will provide it with great relief and will greatly contribute to his recuperation.
The two cannot wait to be reunited, but for they require more convalescence time. Mrs. Stone said that she now has a reason to get better, as she needs to get back to her dog.
Figo is a a true hero, as it has been helping its mistress for several years to keep safe, but now he has shown immense valor in the face of danger. The veterinarian doctor who treated Figo said that she is truly amazed, as this heroic behavior, even for a service dog.
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