In Suffolk County Virginia, a rescued Labrador mix led her owner to a missing woman.
On December 29, Rebecca Burley and her dog Roxanne were out on their regular walk in the neighborhood.
“So we went out for a walk, right along our usual route around the neighborhood where we have been walking her since August,” said Burley, who is a school teacher and a volunteer at the Isle of Wight Animal Shelter.
Something was different on that day. There was a heavy police presence in the area around Cambridge Drive.
“One of the officers pulled up and asked if we have seen someone walking around in a nightgown, and I said no, but assumed it was an elder person,” Burley recalled.
Burley and Roxanne continued on their walk and within minutes, the Labrador mix drew her attention to a ditch off of Burbage Drive.
“She pulled me towards a ditch, and there was a woman laying down in a nightgown, it turns out she was in some kind of distress,” said Burley.
Burley immediately alerted the people in the area. Police and paramedics were also called.
The woman was transported to Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center.
Burley says she still does not know who the woman is or how she is doing. If possible, she would like family members to give her an update through social media.
Roxanne, the rescued dog, rescued a life that day. Burley says she hopes the Labrador mix’s heroism will inspire others to give shelter dogs a chance.
Source: 13News Now