Dog people will love this story. I wonder if anyone has ever seen a cat do this?
BREWSTER, N.Y. — When Bigo the service dog saw an oncoming mini school bus heading for Audrey Stone, the blind woman he was trained to guide, the golden retriever’s protective instincts kicked in: He threw himself at the closest part of the vehicle he could.
Police photos show the result: fur stuck to the front driver’s side wheel and in the middle of Michael Neuner Avenue in New York, where the bus came to a stop after striking the pair.
The driver of the Brewster school bus, carrying two kindergartners to St. Lawrence O’Toole Childhood Learning Center, told police he didn’t see the pair crossing the road as they made their way home at about 8:15 Monday morning.
But Bigo saw the bus coming and leapt into action.
Stone, 62, suffered a fractured right elbow, three broken ribs, a fractured ankle and a cut to her head in the accident, said Brewster Police Chief John Del Gardo. Bigo’s leg was cut down to the bone, said Paul Schwartz, who manages the Xtra Mart gas station at the intersection and ran to the scene to help.
Read more: USA Today