Dog dials 911 to save Ohio war vet from seizure
POSTED: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 7:32pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 9:42am
ZANESVILLE, OH (CNN/WSYX) — "He gets hyper like that right before i have a seizure," said Terry McGlade.
He was on the ground.
Dispatchers were alerted when mcglade's dog "major" called 911 multiple times as his handler had a seizure. He didn't bark, but they could tell something was wrong.
(Dispatcher): “911, what's your emergency.”
(Caller): “Uh, 1430.”
(Dispatcher): “It sounded like a confused male, i am not really sure what's going on there.”
McGlade says major would step on the screen for a few seconds and it was automatically set up to call 911.
"He actually was able to get the phone out of my pocket, I don't have the phone anymore but there are teeth marks on the phone," McGlade explained.
Major was waiting here in the front yard for police and when they arrived, he took them to the back where terry was unconscious.
After two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, McGlade was wounded by a road side bomb. He got Major, a rescue dog trained to sense his seizures coming on and help him with PTSD.
McGlade calls the Pit Bull-Lab mix mutt his hero.
"Right now he is my world because he is an extension to my body, I don't think I could operate in the everyday world without him right now," McGlade said.
Without Major, McGlade says he would have been in trouble.
After a night in the hospital, the two are back on the street.