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Pork Chops Save Lives

A Pork Chop saved a life in this case anyway. A man visiting his daughter was saved by her beagle when the dog started howling...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Jul 24th 2009


A Pork Chop saved a life in this case anyway. A man visiting his daughter was saved by her beagle when the dog started howling after he collapsed.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — “Lately I call him Hero, you know, you’re my Hero,” said June Argenti. “He’s not Pork Chop anymore.”

It’s a deserving nick name for a heroic dog. The nine-year-old beagle mix, otherwise known as Pork Chop, saved 71-year-old Nick Argenti over the weekend.

“I really feel that he was meant to be here,” said Nick’s daughter Kellie Germadnik.

She said her father was working in the garden when he suddenly collapsed. That’s when Pork Chop started howling and neighbors responded, jumping over fences and calling 911.

“I’m very glad. Barbara said she’s had enough dogs in her life to know that it wasn’t a normal bark. She knew there was something wrong,” said Germadnik.

Off camera, Nick and the neighbors say if it wasn’t for the dog, things could have turned tragic.

I think Pork Chop deserves a pork chop, way to go.

* Photo courtesy Capital News 9