See Photo: Loyal rescue pup saves owner after he falls into ditch; leads cops to him

Updated: Jun 25, 2019, 17:08 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

The police also informed that even when the ambulance arrived, the rescue pup, Jack wouldn't rest unless he could see his owner

A picture of Jack shared by the police
A picture of Jack shared by the police

On June 19, 2019, Gardai, the state police force of the Republic of Ireland took to social networking site Twitter to share an adorable story of a loyal puppy, who is being praised as a hero for leading the police to his injured owner who fell into a ditch after having a fall.

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According to the Gardai police, Pat Brennan of Portarlington, County Laois, was taking his puppy, Jack, for a walk on when he stumbled and fell into a ditch. Pat realised he wouldn't be able to get back up on his own. In an interview, Pat revealed that he had a stroke in the past so his balance isn't great, and he ended up falling sideways down the bank and out of view, reports Independent.

He further said that he knew there was no way he could get out. He also feared that Jack might just run off because he's only a pup. But despite being just a pup, Jack did not run off and instead, he chose to stay by his owner's side as his owner called emergency services from his cell phone.

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Immediately, a local gardai unit was sent to look for him. But by the time the police unit reached the spot, it was dark and the pup's owner was injured and trapped in the ditch. But still, Jack the loyal puppy, stayed by his owner's side.

In his interview to Independent, Jack revealed, after about 10 minutes, I could hear a car going by, but there was no way for me to alert them or draw their attention to me. But yet they came to his rescue as they spotted Jack near him. The Gardi police also called in for an ambulance to check on the puppy's owner.

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Pat, who had received some cuts and bruises from his fall, was able to go home after a medical checkup. In the meanwhile, the Gardi police praised Jack in a Twitter post. They wrote: Jack the Dog stayed by his side & showed Gardai where he was. Even when the ambulance arrived Jack wouldn't rest unless he could see him!

The Gardai police post on Jack's efforts and loyalty has been widely shared online, with netizens and Twitterati showering love on the loyal puppy. Here's how netizens reacted to Jack's loyalty and efforts to stay by his owner's side during tough times:

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