Monday, October 15, 2012

Rescued Dog, Duke, Saves The Life Of Newborn

Last Sunday, a mixed breed dog named Duke who was saved from an animal shelter six years ago, repaid that debt to his family countless times over by saving the life of Jenna Brousseau's 9-week-old daughter, Harper.

Duke's guardian, Jenna Brousseau, said that Duke jumped on their bed that night, behavior which is completely out of character for him. Duke was shaking uncontrollably which prompted them to check on their baby who was not breathing.

Duke's efforts to get help for the baby gave the family time to dial 911 and get assistance from paramedics who were able to revive the little girl.

Brousseau has nothing but high praise for her beloved "shelter dog," stating:
"He's the perfect dog. He was meant to be ours, and meant to be hers. I tell him all the time you were born in mommy's heart, just because he was so meant to be ours. He's heaven. He's a good boy,"
I would venture to say that parents generally know their dogs. And when they surprise us, more often than not it's in a good way. Or, in the case of Duke, an amazing, life-saving way.

View this amazing story by clicking the on the video below:

WFSB Channel 3


  1. MOM and I saw this on the news. Duke is amazing. My MOM has always said I was born in her heart. And we smiled real big when Jenna said the same thing of Duke.

  2. Brilliant story. I did get your comment and sent you an email. Have a wonderful Monday and thanks for putting a smile on our face.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Awwww yay for Duke!! Take care

  4. What a wonderful thing. Very beautiful story.

    Have a great day.

    hugs, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles

  5. Wasn't that just so amazing!!! Duke deserves to be treated like royalty for the rest of his life.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  6. What an angel. Great story
    Benny @ Lily

  7. This is a wonderful story! It does your heart good!! The video is not playing too well, but will persevere!! xx

  8. We heard about this earlier today. That dog deserves a medal...and a big steak!

  9. What a heartwarming story! Way to go Duke! How wonderful!

  10. awww yeah I read about this somewhere... maybe I watched it? I can't remember but that is truly amazing. Dogs are beyond brilliant


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