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Stray German Shepard Pulls Woman From Car After Accident, Potentially Saving Her Life

May 07, 2019

GEORGIA – According to an article published by, back in 2007, a stray German Shepard reportedly saved a woman’s life by pulling her out of her vehicle following a catastrophic single-vehicle accident on a wooded Georgia road.*

In 2007, a woman was driving on a wooded Georgia road commonly referred to as “NASCAR road,” when she lost control of her vehicle, crashing into the woods.  According to the woman, she went on a drive after having an argument with her husband.  She stated that she was driving really fast and that there were strong winds that day.

When she rounded a corner, her car began to fishtail, and the car subsequently flew off the road. The woman was thrown from the driver’s seat of her car into the backseat, where she blacked out.  Once she regained consciousness, the woman found herself partially hanging out of the rear window with her legs inside the car and her torso outside of the car.

The woman then noticed a large black figure appear nearby, not fully aware of what it was. The black figure turned out to be a stray German Shepard named which was later named “Hero.”  The German Shepard pulled the woman from her car and dragged her approximately 100 feet to the edge of the road.  

A car passing by saw the woman and dog, stopped to provide help, and called both the woman’s husband and an ambulance.  The woman blacked out for a second time and was transported to a hospital for treatment. Luckily, the woman only sustained a minor head injury, feeling lucky to be alive.  Following the accident and rescue by Hero, a local search and rescue trainer adopted the German Shepard.  Hero became a certified search and rescue dog, saving dozens of lives over the years.

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