In McKinney, Texas, an amazing rescue Labrador rescued her injured owner by dragging her 20 feet to the phone to get help.
Janet Wilhelm had just finished packing up dog food in the garage when she slipped and landed on her left hip. The fall was so bad that she could not move, let alone get up.
“It was one of those moments where, ‘Am I gonna get out of this?'” Janet recalls. “I could not move. It was just debilitating.”
She was alone in the house with no one except Mabel, a black Labrador she and her husband rescued three years ago.
“I grabbed her collar and she started backing up towards the house,” Janet said. “I was like ‘What is she doing? She’s trying to get away from me,’ I thought.”
Janet then realized that Mabel was actually helping her. The Labrador slowly dragged Janet out of the garage and into the house. It took them about an hour-and-a-half to get 20 feet.
“I was so happy she was there,” Janet said. “I was like, ‘Good girl, good girl. I love you, I love you.’ I was just so happy.”
When she finally reached the phone, she immediately called her husband, Ron, for help.
Janet’s injuries were severe. She had fractured her pelvis in five places.
If it was not for Mabel, she would’ve been stranded on the ground of her garage for eight hours, which would’ve complicated her recovery said Dr. Eduardo Acostaof the Medical Center of McKinney.
“You are immobilized because of the pain, every time you try to move you have pain shooting down there, “said Dr. Acosta.
Janetis currently undergoing physical therapy at the Wysong Campus at the Medical Center of McKinney.
She is very grateful to her awesome Labrador dog her saved her. We shudder to think what could have happened had she not rescued the Lab three years ago.