Woman Trapped In Car Credits Her Four Dogs For Keeping Her Alive

Betty McCord, an Oklahoma City, Oklahoma woman, was trapped in her car for nearly two days in her car after she got into an accident and the car flipped over.

The 78-year-old woman tried to get out of the car but was unable to. Her car disappeared far into the woods, so it could not be easily seen from the road.

McCord thought she was dead, but four rescuers came to her side. Her Shih Tzu dogs, Mack, Misty, Ally, and Tinkerbell, were in the car and kept her alive and conscious by licking her face.

They kept her alert through the two days and finally, a state trooper noticed car tracks veering off the road. He found McCord’s car and smashed a window, so she and the four dogs could escape.

McCord said of her four dogs, “I will never forget how they acted, not just the wreck. I just won’t forget how they acted.”

She is a bit sore from the accident, but otherwise doing well. Mack, Misty, Ally, and Tinkerbell are also fine and healthy too.

Who ever said a dog’s lick was a bad thing?

Source: KOCO

4 Responses to “Woman Trapped In Car Credits Her Four Dogs For Keeping Her Alive”

  1. SAVE CONGO says:

    Arrival Story: savecongo@aol.com
    If you have not heard about this troubling story, now’s the time you did. Whether you are a dog lover or not this story is distrubing because it is another failure of the judicial system to follow the law. The law requires that the State prove by ’clear and convincing evidence’ that a dog is vicious in order to end the dog’s life. That means that the State must show that it is ’highly probable’ that the dog is vicious. A dog who is provoked and bites in defense of himself or a member of his family (dog or human) is not a vicious dog. We, the people, do not need an expert to tell us this. However, for those who need this comfort I am attaching a copy of the ’expert report’ which opines that the dog, known as Congo, was ’clearly provoked’. If you know me personally, you know about my escapades in searching for the truth and my dedictation to helping ’underdogs’. I have helped many of you and rarely, if ever, ask for anything in return. If I have one ’help’ to use in exchange for the help that I have given then I am willing to use it on Congo’s behalf. For those of you who do not know me, I am an attorney and not well liked in my profession by some (or maybe many) because I am willing to talk about ’the pink elephant’ that stands in the middle of the room. I have little tolerance for those who tell me to look the other way while legal professionals violate the rights of hardworking, taxpaying people. One of the most common pink elephants is when a judge deviates from the law because of political pressure or personal gain (in the form of future policial favors) which we all know too well. Either this judge is working on making his way to the Superior Court (heaven help us) or he was sleeping during the trial (some of you have had this experience, I know I did when I sat on a jury in Burlington County in 2004). The Trenton Times article on this story is below and following that are statements from the expert, animal caregivers, friends, and family. Goes to show you anyone can be a judge these days…you just have to know the right people and nothing really about the law or the process involved in analyzing it. What can you do to help? Send letters to support the James Family (whom I have met and wholeheartedly endorse as well as their dogs) to the following: Use the Subject ’SAVE CONGO’ · letters@njtimes.com · caseyandrossi@nj1015.com · ahuston@pacpub.com · letters@trentonian.com If you want to do more on November 13, 2007 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Adminstrative Building on Witherspoon Street in Princeton there will be a protest of the judge’s decision labeling Congo as ’vicious’ and ordering Congo to be put to death. If you want more details please contact me. Trenton Times Article Judge rules dog should be put down Defense to appeal ruling in landscaper attack Thursday, November 01, 2007 BY LINDA STEIN PRINCETON TOWNSHIP — A German shepherd that attacked a landscaper was ruled vicious by a Municipal Court judge and four other dogs were found to be potentially dangerous. The ruling may be a death sentence for the German shepherd named Congo because a dog found to be vicious is required to be euthanized under state law. But the defense has vowed to appeal the judge’s ruling. In his opinion handed down Tuesday, Judge Russell Annich Jr. said that workers came to the Stuart Road house of Guy and Elizabeth James on June 5. Giovanni Rivera, of Trenton, was one of five day laborers hired to perform landscaping work at the 10-acre, fenced property. The crew had arrived at about 7 a.m., which was earlier than the couple expected them, the judge wrote. According to the ruling, Guy James saw the workers drive up and told them to wait in their car until he returned and told them the dogs were inside. The men waited about 13 minutes, then two got out and started work, the judge wrote. After a minute, Elizabeth James told them to get back in the car. Several of the dogs ran over, barking. One of the workers was frightened and repelled the dogs with a rake, the judge wrote. Elizabeth James shouted for the worker to stop hitting the dogs with the rake, and Rivera, who was frightened and seeking protection, grabbed her from behind, according to the ruling. She began screaming. Rivera then fell to the ground. At that point, Congo began to bite him and the other dogs joined in, the judge said. After about three minutes, Guy James came out of the house and stopped the dogs from attacking, according to the opinion. Rivera was taken to The Medical Center at Princeton where he was treated for multiple bite wounds. In his opinion, Annich said Rivera ’suffered substantial injuries.’ Attorney Robert Lytle, who represents the homeowners, said he will appeal the ruling to Superior Court. ’Although we respect the judge’s decision we disagree with it,’ Lytle said. ’There was overwhelming evidence the incident in this case was provoked unintentionally by the workers on the property, swinging a rake at the dogs, hitting the dogs in the head, injuring them.’ Kim A. Otis, the municipal prosecutor, said, ’I thought it was a very fair

  2. MaineMom says:

    Will the general population ever realize how our animals try to take care of us humans and treat them with the respect they so deserve?

  3. Lynn says:

    Leave it to Shih Tzus to love you to pieces!

  4. Tanya says:

    # MaineMom says:
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    Will the general population ever realize how our animals try to take care of us humans and treat them with the respect they so deserve?
    I don’t know why you think the general popoulation does not know this. they might not be as informed as we are about things like pet laws, or about dog fighting (though thanks to Vic, they are learning - guess silver lining and all), and they might not be as proactive in treating thier pets like children as we are, but i do think most americans know how important pets are to everyone’s well being. :-)

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