Thanks to two fast-acting teenagers, Monty the service dog is back on the job.
His owner, Sue Anderson, shared the story with CTV Ottawa.
"There's so many stories you hear about bad choices teenagers make," Anderson said, "that you don't hear of good choices they're making and this was one of the good choices."
For the past six years, Monty has been at Anderson's side, anticipating the Ottawa woman's seizures.
This weekend, Monty was the one who needed help.
On Saturday evening, Monty suddenly collapsed.
When Anderson, who is wheelchair-bound, quickly realized she wasn't going to be able to book a Para Transpo ride to the emergency veterinary hospital in time — no accessible taxis were immediately available either — she bundled up the dog and started wheeling him in the direction of the hospital.
After more than two kilometres, she stopped at a Tim Hortons, concerned about her dog's hypothermia risk.
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