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Posted by: Kim Mattar Category: News & Stories

Once again, dog proves to be man’s best friend! A Golden Retriever by the name of Kelsey, stayed by her owner’s side for 20 hours after the owner slipped on ice and broke his neck.

This tragic event happened on New Year’s eve when it was a mere 24 degrees with snow and ice on the ground. Kelsey stayed by her owner’s side, licking his face to keep him awake in the frigid temperatures and laying on top of him to help keep him warm. The owner, Bob, tried his best to keep consciousness and yell out for help when he had the strength. Unfortunately, no one could hear Bob because this all happened through the middle of the night and his closest neighbor is about 1/4 mile away.

Kelsey did all that she could to save her best friend’s life and she was triumphant! The dog barked and howled for help until a neighbor came to the rescue and called 911. Bob went into a hypothermic state after being exposed to freezing temperatures for such a long period, wearing nothing but his pajamas and slippers.

We are happy to say Bob is on his way to recovery and Kelsey will forever be celebrated as a hero. Way to go Kelsey the Golden Retriever!


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