Hero rescue dog finds freezing pensioner
Published: December 14, 2007 | 6907th good news item since 2003
A rescue dog has been hailed a hero after finding an elderly woman who was close to death as she lay injured in freezing weather in south-west England.
77-year-old Pauline Muggleton fell and couldn’t get back up in thick undergrowth in Dorset while walking her pet dog Goldie on Saturday afternoon.
Her husband John called police when she didn’t return as night fell and the temperature dropped.
Border collie Charlie from Dorset Search Dogs spotted Goldie and led the search team to Mrs Muggleton in the early hours of Sunday.
Mr Muggleton, also 77 and a town councillor, says Goldie, a seven-year-old retriever-cross, is also a hero for staying by his wife’s side for hours.