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April a 9-year-old German Shepherd dog leapt in as canine nurse, caring for Linda until her husband got home and called 911. Senior dogs rule! Good girl April!


ROCKY POINT, NY (CBSNewYork) - A German Shepard is being called a hero on Long Island.

Last month, Linda Rubino, who is 49, had a stroke and it was an hour before her husband got home to their Rocky Point home and called 911.

But during that hour, April kept licking Linda’s mouth, making sure she did not choke on her own saliva.

“When the fluid blocks your nose, then that would be a problem. So, she cleared that up for me,” Linda told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall on Thursday.

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