An Ottawa family is thanking their ‘Earth angels’ after the family dog and two neighbors saved their daughter during a sudden medical emergency.
Haley Moore was walking her one-and-a-half-year old Maremma mix Clover through their Stittsville neighborhood Tuesday morning, when suddenly she began to seize.
“All I remember is waking up in the ambulance and being really confused; just like what is going on,” Haley said.
What happened in between was nothing short of incredible.
Video from a neighbor’s security camera shows Clover spring into action, first checking on her owner, then watching as a car passed by the now fallen Haley Moore.
Moments later, a second vehicle approached. This time, Clover freed her leash from Moore’s grasp before moving to block the truck’s path, forcing the driver to stop.
“It was really impressive, the dog actually blocked my way. She kind of backed into the road to block my truck,” said Dryden Oatway.
The 21-year-old quickly got out of his truck to help Moore; watched by Clover the whole time.
“The whole time she was backing down the street she had eyes on Hailey; didn’t look away from her. She kept her distance from me but made sure her owner was okay and that was amazing,” Oatway added.
Thankfully, Haley was okay.
The family isn’t sure what caused the sudden seizure, but Haley says 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,” she added.