Real Life ‘Lassie' Saves Canine Friend

It was a scene straight out of an episode of "Lassie."

Police in western Massachusetts say a dog approached an officer on Tuesday barking frantically, then led the officer across a field and down an icy 30-foot embankment, where the dog's canine companion had become entangled in the undergrowth.

"Apparently, any dog in the right circumstances can turn into Lassie," Orange police said on their Facebook page.

Firefighters in Orange used a ladder to free the trapped pooch, who was taken to a veterinarian for a checkup.

The two dogs had run off hours earlier when their owner suffered a medical emergency at her home and was hospitalized. Police tried to catch the dogs, but they dodged the officers and kept running. [[364393431, C]]

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