Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dog rescued from animal shelter credited with saving baby's life

A family in Portland, Connecticut, is thanking their rescue dog for saving their infant daughter's life.  "If Duke hadn't been so scared, we would have just gone to sleep," said Jenna Brousseau.

On Sunday night, Duke, who was adopted nearly six years ago, jumped on the Brousseau's bed and was shaking uncontrollably, enough to wake them up. "He is insanely obedient, so this is extremely bizarre," Brousseau said.

The Brousseaus said Duke has never acted like that before and knew something was wrong. When they went into their 9-week-old daughter Harper's room, she was not breathing. "My husband called 911 and the ambulance came here and it was because of our Dukey dog, who alerted us," Brousseau said.

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Harper was taken to an area hospital after being revived by paramedics.  "I tell him all the time, 'You were born in mommy's heart,' just because he was so meant to be ours," Brousseau said. The family wanted to share their story because they wanted to inspire others to consider rescuing an animal like they did.


Candy said...

YEAH!Dogs are awesome.

Anonymous said...

Angel is the best gift from God/Mother Eather evAR. All dogs are. If there is a heaven, it won't be actual heaven unless there are dogs there. Godspeed Angel, may you heal well and quickly, and may you feast mightily on your return home. The child you saved will remember you for the rest of his life. "Dear God, please help me be the person my Dog thinks I am." --A.