(UPI) Police in Kansas are hailing a dog as a hero after the canine ran to get help for his owner during a medical emergency.
The Kansas City Police Department said in a Facebook post that a resident was walking his dog Sunday evening when he began to experience a medical emergency.
"The dog quickly ran to alert a nearby neighbor that his owner was in trouble and they called 911," the post said.
The department said the man "received prompt medical attention and is doing well" as a result of the actions of his smart and loyal canine.
"As for the pup, he was rewarded with lots of pats, praise and some yummy dog treats," the post said.Copyright 2021 by United Press International