Joe Stainaker, Buddy’s owner, suffered a seizure last Wednesday. Buddy, a trained assistance dog, then dialed preprogrammed numbers to call for help. On a recording of the call, Buddy can be heard whimpering and barking after the dispatcher answers.
Police were sent to Stainaker’s home, and he was taken to the hospital where he recovered. Stainaker’s seizures are caused by a head injury he sustained 10 years ago during military training.