Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:57:23 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
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.