Guide dogs are truly amazing!
On Thursday morning, a guide dog named Yolanda jumped into action and saved her blind owner’s life by alerting authorities to a house fire.
The fire started inside a home on the 4300 block of Oakmont Street. According to fire officials, the blind homeowner, a woman in her 60’s, was inside at the time. The Labrador immediately dialed 911 on a specialized phone.
Firefighters responded to the scene and were able get the fire under control. The woman was then taken to Nazareth Hospital for smoke inhalation treatment.
This isn’t the first time the yellow Labrador has saved her owner’s life. Red Paw Emergency Relief Team founder Jen Leary told NBC10 that Yolanda also called 911 last year when her owner fell down inside her home and lost consciousness.
Yolanda and her owner were both displaced by the fire. They are currently being assisted by Red Paw Emergency Relief Team and the American Red Cross.