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Taber dog called a ‘Hero’ for staying by owner’s side for two days

Two dogs and their owner are receiving medical treatment after the man was allegedly stuck in a muddy ditch for two days.

The Taber Police Service says it received a complaint about a large dog that was potentially injured on the north side of the Sugar Factory on Thursday March 28. A while later a second complaint was made, this time with a man and his dog reportedly having been bit by the dog on the north side of the property. When police got to the scene they found a “large Akita dog” lying on a berm, which led them to the 61-year-old man.

According to a statement from police, the man is said to have been “stuck in a muddy ditch and advised he had been stuck there for two days. With the assistance of Taber Emergency Services, the male was rescued and transported to Lethbridge Hospital.”

Throughout the two days the Akita mix, named Hero, is reported to have stayed by the Taber man’s side keeping him warm and allegedly at one point fighting off coyotes, which is reported to have resulted in injuries. The second dog, named Tora, is reported to have run between her owner and their home during the two days. Both dogs were taken to the vet to be looked over and received medical attention, along with the dog who was allegedly bitten.

According to police, the man who is reported to also have been bit received medical attention and was understanding of the situation after being told the circumstances.

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