A rescue dog turned rescuer in Virginia last week, and an elderly woman got the medical attention she needed. When schoolteacher Rebecca Burley took her Labrador/Hound mix, Roxanne, for a walk on Tuesday, the dog was able to do what police and other searchers couldn’t: find a missing woman in the neighborhood:
“She pulled me towards a ditch, and there was a woman laying down in a nightgown, it turns out she was in some kind of distress,” said Burley.
Burley then alerted others in the area to Roxanne’s find and paramedics were called.
For her great senses and her sense of compassion, Roxanne was hailed as a hero and received an extra cookie for her efforts.