GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WTXL) — When a 68-year-old Florida man suffered a stroke, his German Shepherd named Ellie somehow opened three gate latches and ran to a neighbor's house.
The dog's barking caught the attention of 51-year-old Dan Burton, who walked the agitated dog back home.
There he found Lothar Weimann, wandering around the home with slurred speech. Burton called 911.
Soon, a fire rescue truck arrived and took Weimann to the hospital. He learned he'd suffered a stroke and also had Type 2 diabetes and heart problems.
Weimann credits the 7-year-old dog for helping save his life that day.