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Dog Saved Elderly Neighbor From Freezing As She Was Lying Helplessly In The Harsh Cold Weather

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February 7, 2019 18:02 By Mambee

The drop in the temperatures by up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit in the American east and midwest, is causing duress in several areas.

Since Tuesday, a blast of cold air, called polar vortex, has reportedly incited over 220 cases of frostbite and hypothermia in Illinois.

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Also, at least two dozen citizens have passed away due to the freezing weather.

This kind of weather is not appropriate for a safe living environment for people and animals alike, and doctors and firefighters have been trying to save as many as they can.

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But there are animals that have lent a helping paw. This heroic dog just saved an old lady in the nick of time.

Midnight saves during the day

In the middle of the severe cold in Minnesota, a 4-year-old dog named Midnight, who belongs to Tim Curfman, sniffed out an 87-year-old woman in distress and took it upon herself and her owner to save the elderly neighbour.

The 4-year-old black Labrador mix was out with Curfman taking out the garbage, and the temperature was about one degree below zero, when the dog had an intuition that something wasn't right.

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According to CBS, Midnight communicated the feeling to her owner as she perked her ears up and looked straight at him, and Curfman knew something was wrong right away.

Midnight directed Curfman to where the senior, Noreen, was and that was when they saw that she had fallen in the snow while trying to fill her bird feeder.

Noreen is believed to have been there for about half an hour, but she couldn't get up from the snow because her hands had frozen in the harsh weather.

Fortunately for Noreen, they came at the last moment and saved her from further injuries and frostbite.

Why dogs save people

It's a wonder how family dogs take it upon themselves to be our heroes, but research reveals the logic behind it.

Annika Huber, a doctoral student at Switzerland's University of Bern Veterinary Public Health Institute, discovered after studying canine behaviour that dogs can empathize with humans because we have similar feelings.

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Also, Dr. Brian Hare, founder of the Duke University Canine Cognition Center, disclosed that dogs are capable of reading minds like no other animals.

It is sad that many tragic stories have been reported since the brutally cold weather blanketed the American east and midwest, but it's heartwarming that Midnight has kept one more person alive.

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