Service dog jumps in front of moving bus to avoid owner from being hit

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Guide Dog Jumps in Front of Bus to Save Owner


Figo is part golden retriever, part service dog and 100 percent faithful. His owner, Audrey Stone, is blind and requires his assistance to help navigate everyday life. While out walking in Brewster, New York, Figo saw an oncoming mini-bus turning a corner without looking, and his service dog instincts kicked in. Figo jumped in front of the bus that was headed for Stone to try and alleviate the impact.

After striking Figo and Stone, the bus driver who was driving kindergartners to St. Lawrence O'Toole Childhood Learning Center, came to a complete halt. According to The Journal News and Brewster Police Chief John Del Gardo, 62-year-old Stone suffered a fractured elbow, three broken ribs, a fractured ankle and a cut to her head. Paul Schwartz, manager of the Xtra Mart gas station across the street from the accident, said Figo's leg had a cut down to the bone.

Luckily, Stone was taken to Danbury Hospital and Figo to Middlebranch Veterinary, where they were both treated for their injuries.

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Service dog #Figo jumps between blind owner, school bus. Love is love, blind or otherwise 😍 http://t.co/Iu7LIqBy1M http://t.co/2elFvdXAD7
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After watching this I want a Golden Retriever: Dog jumps in front of bus to save blind woman http://t.co/xx4TswoDFH via @todayshow
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