Florida Woman Suffers Stroke and Collapses, Dogs Run for Help

Playing Dogs Alerts Neighbor After Owner Suffers a Stroke

When Maureen Hatcher suffered a stroke, her two Labradors, Sadie and Bella, sprang into action. 

"I couldn't move," Hatcher told Inside Edition of the frightening moment back in December. So she turned to her pups for assistance. "I said, 'Mommy needs help, I'm in trouble here, I can't move,' and they were gone."

The dogs were captured on Hatcher's doorbell security camera scrambling out of the house in St. Augustine, Florida, and running into the street to bark

They caught the attention of Hatcher's neighbor, Alexandra Naspolini, who lives across the street. 

Naspolini found Hatcher unresponsive and dialed 911. 

Paramedics rushed Hatcher away and into surgery, where doctors removed a blood clot from her brain. 

"Had it not been for my dogs going and getting my neighbor, I wouldn't be here today," Hatcher said. 

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