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Dog becomes a Thomasville hero

February 1, 2007

Thomasville-- It's a story that amazes Humane Society operations director Kim Arrington. "The lady had been ejected from the car and when she regained consciousness, the canine was standing over her," she said.

The two-year-old German Shepherd immediately took action. "She was out in the middle of the woods, couldn't find her way out and he led her out to the road," Arrington said.  The dog even stayed with her until help arrived.

After the injured woman was taken to the hospital, the dog was taken to the animal shelter, where he's touched everyone he's met.  They've taken to calling him Hero. "This is a very special dog, he's sent for a mission," said Arrington.

When the humane society tracked down Hero's owner, he realized his pet may have a more important destiny than he thought. He made the decision to give up Hero, so he could have the chance to become a full time rescue dog.

Hero will get picked up Thursday afternoon, and will soon start the process of becoming a certified search and rescue dog.  "Normally your looking at least two years, usually to get a good solid dog," says Heidy Drawdy of Thomasville search and rescue.

She and her husband already have a couple of search and rescue dogs, and they're hoping that Hero will become part of their team.  "We're going to see if he'll bond either one of us, and if not than there are other search teams out there that are always constantly looking for a dog as well," Drawdy said.

But one thing's for sure, this canine's got that natural instinct to be a Hero, wherever he ends up.

The Thomasville-Thomas County humane society has lots of other great animals still looking for homes. You can contact them if your interested in adopting one of them.



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