Updated:CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
A dog is being called a hero after running to a neighbor’s house when her owner collapsed.
Chuck Weintraud told Channel 11's Lori Houy that Cloe, a 1 1/2 –year-old Heinz 57 mix from the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society
shelter, was brought to him to be fostered, but instead she saved his life.
“Everything that happens does so for karma or a higher power. All of the pieces came together,” Weintraub said.
According to Weintraub, he took Cloe in about two months ago and had been caring for her after she was abused and neglected.
On July 3, Cloe returned the favor and came to Weintraub’s rescue.
Michael Brock, who lives across the street from Weintraub said Cloe ran into his yard and began barking. When Brock tried to put a leash on her, he said Cloe led him to Weintraub, who had collapsed while mowing the lawn.
“The dog crossed the street and sat down. I followed her and it happened another four times coming up to his driveway,” Brock said.
Brock said another neighbor, Charleen Deneen, who is a registered nurse, heard the commotion and also rushed over to help.
“He was unresponsive and wasn’t breathing, but he did have a pulse,” Deneed said. “But Cloe is a miracle.”
Weintraub, who now wears a pacemaker, said he and his wife will continue to foster Cloe and only give her up to the right family.
If you’re interested in adopting a dog like Cloe, contact the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society.