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Adopted Shelter Dog Saves Life of Baby Girl, Harper Brousseau

| by Phyllis M Daugherty
Duke, an ordinary mixed-breed shelter dog with an extraordinary heart and sensitivity, was adopted six years ago from an animal shelter by the Brousseau's of Portland, Connecticut. On Sunday night, Oct. 14, Duke repayed the favor, reports ABC News.

The Brousseau's said they were surprised when Duke suddenly jumped on their bed in the middle of the night because that is something their extremely well-behaved dog never does. Duke was trembling so hard that they immediately knew something was wrong.

That caused the parents of a nine-week baby girl, named Harper, to run into her room to check on her. Sure enough, Harper was not breathing. Harper's father made a frantic call to 911 and emergency responders rushed Harper to the hospital and saved her life.

But Jenna Brousseau credits Duke with being the real hero. If Duke hadn't been so scared, we would have just gone back to sleep, she said. "He is such a good boy. He's the perfect dog. He was meant to be ours, so meant to be ours." Jenna said, as she lovingly petted Duke. The Brousseau's hope Harper's story will encourage more people to adopt shelter pets.
 

Sources:

http://www.mstarz.com/articles/5710/20121015/dog-saves-9-week-old-baby-rescue-pup-hero-after-alerting-owners-about-infant-daughter-not-breathing.htm