Mack is known for being a very laid-back black Lab who hardly barks more than once. So when he wouldn’t stop his frenzied, high-pitched barking recently, his owner Dave Scott knew something was wrong with the seven-year-old family dog.
When the family went into their Bettendorf, Iowa backyard to check out why Mack was freaking out, they found their neighbor Marcia Allen lying in the mud in her backyard. She was suffering a stroke and couldn’t move, and Mack was determined to let his people know she needed help. Thankfully, she’s recovering well after the ordeal.
"He was just wonderful," Allen says of her neighbor’s pet. "He was a hero. It was like this sixth sense. It was like he was saying, 'I’m not going to stop until someone comes out here.'" Of course, Mack’s owners are proud of him, too. “He’s still got the same bad breath he’s always had,” Scott jokes. “But now he’s famous.”