Max the Unlikely Rescuer


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This week’s Saturday dog story features Max, a stray dog from Romania who became the unlikeliest of heroes.

Marion Ion is a 40 year old Romanian cyclist. One day, he crashed and came off his bike, finding himself unable to move due to a hip injury. Unfortunately for him, the incident happened in a secluded wooden area on a mountain. Even worse, it happened as darkness was starting to fall.

As Marion lay in shock and confusion, an unknown stray dog now known as Max appeared from within the woods and came to his aid. Even though the two of them had not met before and didn’t know each other, the stray dog decided to stay by the fallen cyclist’s side to keep him company, and even did his best to keep him warm.

Eventually both an ambulance and a police car arrived to aid the injured Marion. As he was loaded into the back of the ambulance Max jumped in with him! The police officers gently removed him, but Max refused to abandon his new friend and ran after the ambulance as it drove away.

Marion was treated in hospital for mild hypothermia, which could have been so much worse had it not been for Max’s intervention. After hearing about Max’s story, a member of the County Council decided to adopt him – noting that he was a hero and deserved more than to be left in the woods alone.

At Bowerland Holiday Cottages and Devon Dogs we provide specialist training workshops to help dogs with a variety of issues. Why not come along to one of our workshops, and help your dog be like Max!

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Chris Green

About the Author: Chris Green manages the office at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs, using his technical expertise to assist wherever needed. In his spare time he likes playing guitar and bass, and hiking around Dartmoor.

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