Dog Alerts Portland Parents to Infant Daughter Who Stopped Breathing

Duke's fear woke the parents of 9-week old Harper Brousseau, alerting them to their daughter's distress.


According to a news story on WFSB 3, the family's rescue dog, Duke, jumped on the Brousseau's bed on Sunday night and was shaking uncontrollably, waking them up. 

The Brousseaus, according to the report, said their dog has never acted like that before and they knew something must be wrong. They were right; their 9-week-old daughter, Harper, had stopped breathing.

Paramedics were able to revive the baby and the family is crediting their adopted dog of six years with saving their baby's life, the report stated. Read the full story on WFSB here.

For information on rescue dogs available in Portland, contact Portland's Animal Control Officer at 860-262-7228 or visit petfinder.com

Has a pet you've had helped protect your family from danger? Tell us your story in the comments below.

Miriam Scranton October 11, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Heart warming story. Dogs have a great sense for something that is wrong.
kelly October 13, 2012 at 03:36 PM
What a great story!


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