MSN Home  |  My MSN  |  Hotmail
Sign in to Windows Live ID Web Search:   
go to MSNGroups 
Free Forum Hosting
Important Announcement Important Announcement
The MSN Groups service will close in February 2009. You can move your group to Multiply, MSN’s partner for online groups. Learn More
AmericanIdolLoftFairNBalancedContains "mature" content, but not necessarily 
What's New
  Home Page  
  Message Boards  
  Loft Banquet 07  
  2007 Loft Awards  
  Loft Banquet 06  
  2006 Loft Awards  
  American Idol 7  
  Big Brother  
  Big Brother 9  
  Big Brother 8  
  American Idol 6  
  Big Brother 7  
  Canadian Idol 4  
  American Idol 5  
  Rock Star 2  
  Misc 2  
  Countdown: OBAMA  
  * * * 2008 * * *  
  Global Awareness  
  Animal Awareness  
  Animal Rescue  
  Happy Endings  
  Animal Friends  
  2008 NCAA  
  LFL 08-09  
  LFL 07-08  
  LFL 06-07  
  LFL 05-06  
  Book Listings and Recommendations  
  Creative Streak  
  Icons and such  
  Health N Fitness  
  Weather Board  
  Science & Crypto  
  Free Swim  
  Safety Dance  
  FNB Guidelines  
Animal Awareness : Dog Saves Owner, Dies Trying to Save Cat
Choose another message board
 Message 1 of 4 in Discussion 
From: MSN Nicknamemaryjane_?/nobr>  (Original Message)Sent: 10/18/2006 1:02 AM

Dog Saves Owner, Dies Trying to Save Cat
From Associated Press
October 16, 2006 7:10 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. - After a disabled woman's cat started a house fire, her specially trained dog came to the rescue, then died trying to help the cat still in the house. Jamie Hanson said the 13-year-old dog named Jesse brought the phone so she could call 911 and also brought her artificial leg.

"She got me outside and then she heard the cat upstairs and she went up there to get the cat and she wouldn't come back to me," Hanson, 49, said at a news conference Monday at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center where she was being treated for her injuries.

She received third-degree burns to an arm in the fire Sunday night at her home in the town of Rhine south of Elkhart Lake, the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department said, adding that both pets died in the fire.

Hanson, who lost a leg in a car accident three years ago, said she was on the couch watching television when the cat ran over the back of the couch.

"And he jumped onto a table that had a candle on it and tipped it over and lighted the artificial plants on fire," she said.

Hanson said she fell off the couch and was unable to get her artificial leg from the table, "so my dog got my leg for me and went and got the phone and brought the phone to me so I could call 911."

She said she tried to put the prosthetic leg on, but it was too hot, and the dog, a golden retriever-German shepherd mix, came to her aid again before going back inside for the cat.

When rescuers arrived, the house was fully engulfed in flames, the sheriff's department said. Hanson was in the doorway and was assisted by a deputy.

She was no longer being treated at the hospital when The Associated Press called Monday evening for further comment.
Copyright 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

First  Previous  2-4 of 4  Next  Last 
 Message 2 of 4 in Discussion 
From: ConradSent: 10/18/2006 10:00 PM
oh no!!!!!

 Message 3 of 4 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameSmigChickSent: 10/25/2006 8:46 PM
Now that's one special doggie.

 Message 4 of 4 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameerrbareSent: 12/22/2006 7:50 PM
Tragic!  Who has fake indoor plants!?  ok, i'm just joking about that. 
I'm so sad ...he was a hero everyday & died heroically as well. 

First  Previous  2-4 of 4  Next  Last 
Return to Animal Awareness