A service dog is being recognized as a hero after throwing himself in front of an oncoming mini bus to protect his blind owner in Putnam County, New York
According to WCBS-TV, Figo, and his legally blind owner, Audrey Stone, were crossing the street in Brewster on Monday when Figo saw a bus coming toward them.
Figo then moved from Stone’s right side to the left putting himself in harm’s way - to get between the bus and her before impact.
Brewster Police Chief John Del Gardo told WCBS-TV despite having a severe leg injury, Figo would not leave Stone’s side.
“The dog did not want to leave the side of the woman at all…it was the same thing with her, she did not want to leave the dog’s side,” Del Gardo said. “She was very, very concerned about the dog. My officers that were there and the Fire Department assured her everything would be fine.”
Stone suffered a fractured elbow and ankle and broken ribs.
Figo’s right leg was cut down to the bone, police said.
Both are expected to recover from thier injuries.