Street Dog Edgar Bravely Rescues 3 Little Girls From Being Taken From Their Home

Date August 9, 2019

Having been dubbed “man’s best friend”, it is evident that the bond between dogs and humans is more than special. Dogs, as social animals, exhibit protective and territorial traits, especially when they see themselves as part of a family, just like Edgar the dog.

Meet Dog Edgar, the hero

Edgar, a 4-year-old dog that was once labeled “unadoptable”, usually hangs around the local humane society shelter where Melissa Lambert, mother of 3 girls, regularly brought her daughters to play with the animals.

Once Mellissa met Edgar, she couldn’t resist taking a liking to him, though Melissa and her husband, Thom, had their hands full with their three little girls, aged 3 to 8, they eventually adopted Edgar into their home in Franklin County.

After attending a funeral, the Lamberts arrived home in the early hours of April 28th and all fell asleep. At about 3:45 am, Thomas said Edgar:

started losing his mind, it was pure rage.

Even when Thom tried to make him relax, the dog wouldn’t stop.

It was at this time Thom noticed footsteps across his kitchen floor and headed downstairs only to find his window and kitchen door open knowing full well it had been locked before he went to bed. He quickly took his 3 girls and wife into a room and called the police.

Thom explained to the police how Edgar went into a barking and growling fit, but they found it hard to believe.

According to Pennlive, Thom Lambert said:

And the cops are like, so this is the dog that you’re saying went nuts?

Thom believes Edgar went back to sleep because he knew his work was done.

The next day police arrested a suspect, Thomas Dewald, 20, in connection with kidnapping a 4-year-old Gemma Moats. He had been around the Lamberts' neighborhood weeks prior, in search for unsupervised children.

This just goes to show why the human and dog relationship will continue to thrive for a long time. Some may see having dogs around the house is unhygienic and stressful, but the pros outweigh the cons. Besides, they are amazing loving companions.

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