Kicker – From rescue dog to rescuer

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: A senior citizen identified only by the name “Sandy” is being credited with rescuing an elderly woman in Glendale, California.

88-year-old Gwendola Morgan Johnson fell down next to her house and was unable to get up. 

That’s when Sandy ran to get help. Sandy, we should mention, is almost 80 years old himself—at least in dog years.

Sandy is an 11-year-old. And he’s a rescue dog in more ways than one. Gwendola rescued Sandy as a stray, and last week, Sandy returned the favor. 

He got the attention of sanitation worker Kirk White who was making his rounds near the house. White told KABC, he could tell something was wrong.

WHITE: Just the way he was barking. And then he would bark and look to the left like, hey, I have something to show you.

He followed Sandy around the house where he found Gwendola lying on the ground and helped her inside. 

She’s doing well and said she couldn’t be more grateful for her four-legged friend.

JOHNSON: He certainly came to my rescue!

Kirk White said he doesn’t have a pet, but after this experience—he’s getting a dog.

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