Dog saves the day, calls 911 and unlocks door. covers this story from RICHLAND, Wash. — Faith the dog phoned 911 when her owner fell out of her wheelchair and barked urgently into the receiver until a dispatcher sent help.

Then the 4-year-old Rottweiler unlocked the front door so the responding police officer could come in.

“I sensed there was a problem on the other end of the 911 call,” said dispatcher Jenny Buchanan, who answered the call from Faith.

“The dog was too persistent in barking directly into the phone receiver,” Buchanan said at Benton County’s Southeast Communications Center. “I knew she was trying to tell me something.”

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