When Sergeant Travis Gray heard the sounds of a dog in distress, he risked his own life to help. The call came in from a woman in the Ogden, New York area on a cold winter night at 2 a.m. She reported the sounds of a dog in trouble.
Sergeant Gray drove his car to the darkened lake area, where he too, heard the upsetting sounds of the dog. He exited his police car, shone his flashlight on the frozen waters, and discovered the problem.
A dog was struggling in a section of ice that had broken. It was only a matter of time before the dog succumbed to the effects of the frigid waters. He tells the dog, “I know, I know,” as you will hear on the video.
The cop knows he must get to the pooch before it is too late. There’s no time to wait for the firefighters to arrive for help. Getting down on his hands and knees, flashlight in one hand, he braved the ice to get closer to the pooch.
Thank goodness he got to the animal, as he was able to pull him up and out of the water. Unfortunately, the dog was too cold to walk, so the brave cop carried him to his patrol car.
The dog, named Dallas, got out of his owner’s yard when a backyard gate blew open. Despite having hypothermia after being submerged for almost 20 minutes, the dog made a full recovery.
We salute you, Sgt. Gray, for your bravery and big heart in helping Dallas! Watch the body cam recording below.
When Connor was younger, he suffered from mysterious fatigue, aches, incontinence, and uninhibited behavior. But medical tests were inconclusive, and no one knew what was going on with him until one day, Copper gave them their answer.
Connor was having a seizure one night, and the Doberman immediately alerted his mom, Jennifer, by barking uncontrollably.
With Copper’s help, doctors were finally able to diagnose Connor with a seizure disorder and got him the help he needed.
But in addition to the seizures, he also suffered from PTSD, ADHD, and chronic headache disorder. Copper is with Connor every waking moment and still alerts Jennifer when Connor is going to have an anxiety attack, and pushes against him to relieve his sense of panic.
But now it was Connor’s turn to help Copper, who had begun to develop medical problems, including limping, in December 2017. Doctors thought it may be ‘wobbler syndrome,’ which affects the cervical spine, but the consults and MRI would be very costly.
Without hesitation, Connor decided to hold a garage sale to raise money for the medical costs, and even sold all of his favorite toys!
With help from Connor, and generous donations from people all over the country to their GoFundMe, they were able to raise more than $18,000 to help with Copper’s expensive care and treatments.
After many x-rays and close examination, vets believed Copper’s painful limp stemmed from a degenerative tissue disease that has been present since birth.
After taking natural supplements and different medications, and receiving laser therapy, acupuncture and massages, Copper is already doing so much better! He continues to improve every day and barely shows sign of a limp anymore!
Copper’s family made a Facebook page called Copper’s Road To Recovery, to keep everyone updated on his condition.