A heroic service dog dialed 911 and pulled her blind owner to safety after their Philadelphia home caught fire on Thursday morning.
Golden Retriever Yolanda dialed 911 on a specially adapted phone to alert the authorities about the fire and firefighters responded immediately.
They rescued Yolanda’s owner — an unnamed woman in her sixties who was then rushed to the hospital to receive treatment for smoke inhalation. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Yolanda called 911 on a specialized phone and alerted authorities about a fire at her owner’s Philadelphia home.
Once her owner was safely taken to hospital, Yolanda was treated with “food, toys, treats and supplies”, the Red Paw Emergency Relief Team wrote on their Facebook page.
Red Paw, an organization which provides help to pets displaced by fires and other disasters, said Yolanda has acted as a hero before. They wrote:
The crazy part, this is not the first time she’s call 9-1-1 for her owner!
Last year Yolanda’s owner fell in the house and was unconscious, she called 9-1-1 then too! Yolanda is a superhero!
2. The Golden Retriever pulled her blind owner to safety after their home caught fire on Thursday.
3. Firefighters rescued Yolanda’s owner and she was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
In fact, it turns out that this is at least the third time that Yolanda has rescued her owner.
Back in 2013, Yolanda started growling when she heard two men speaking downstairs while her owner was asleep, according to NBC 10 (see video below).
The dog closed the bedroom door and chased the men, who turned out to be burglars, out of her home, though not before they managed to turn on the gas on the stove.
Once Yolanda’s owner realized what was taking place, she called police. However, they were already on their way because Yolanda had called them on her specialized phone.
4. A guide dog saves a blind woman from burglars.
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