Kevin Weaver has diabetic issues. He likewise has a specially-trained beagle named Belle who could notice when his blood sugar levels are off. How does she do this? Periodically, she licks his nose and when she thinks his blood levels are off will paw at Kevin to signify that he ought to take a reading.
In the summer of 2006, Belle put another skill to work. Weaver suffered a seizure and broke down, collapsed. Belle got hold of the man’s cellular phone and little bit down on the the number 9. She had to be trained to do this but how hard must that be for a dog? The number was programmed to dial 911, and emergency workers quickly arrived. Belle was later provided the VITA Wireless Samaritan Award for those that use cell phones to spare lives. Belle was the first pet to ever win the award.
Weaver said,”There is no doubt in my mind that I’d be dead if I didn’t have Belle”. Asked how often she is correct, “Every time she paws at me like that I grab my meter and test myself,” Weaver said. “She’s never been wrong.”