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A Philadelphia woman is alive today, thanks to quick action yesterday by her service dog.
When fire broke out in the Philadelphia home of a blind woman in her 60’s, her service dog, Yolanda, immediately dialed 911 on a specialized phone, alerting authorities who quickly arrived and put out the blaze and took the woman to a nearby hospital where she was treated for smoke inhalation.
And, this isn’t the first time Yolanda has used her special phone to save her handler’s life. NBC10 reported that last year the heroic dog dialed 911 when the woman fell down in her home and lost consciousness.
Because of the fire, Yolanda and her family were displaced from their home. They are currently being assisted by the Red Cross and the Red Paw.