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Dog Saves Man from Hit and Run
8-year old Husky-Beagle mix limps to find help

Just before Thanksgiving, John Miles was out walking his 8-year old Husky-Beagle mix Lucy in the streets of Boston when they were both hit by a speeding car. John blacked out from the trauma, which included two broken legs, a broken arm, and 15 facial fractures. Lucy was also hurt, but managed to limp to a nearby dentist's office and bark for help. The pup then made her way back and stayed by John's side until rescuers arrived. Lucy braced herself against John's body and refused to budge, even as he was lifted into the ambulance.

John was not carrying his wallet, so first responders used Lucy's identification tags to get in contact with his family (an important reminder that we should always carry identification, even if we're just going outside for a quick walk around the block!).

Both John and Lucy will be in surgery this week for their injuries. In the meantime, Lucy has been staying with John's family while he's in the hospital. According to John's daughter, Caitlan, Lucy has been crying for John to come home. Thanks to Lucy's heoric act, the two will be reunited soon and on the mend!

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JoAnna Lou is a New York City-based researcher, writer and agility enthusiast.

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