The Cat Who Helped His Owner After a Stroke

When Doreen Hunt collapsed in her bathroom during the night, there was no one awake to raise the alarm.

Step forward Gizmo, an elderly Siamese cat with one tooth.

Sensing something was wrong, the then-15-year-old pet stirred from his usual spot at the bottom of Mrs Hunt's bed and began meowing loudly.

The noise eventually woke Mrs Hunt's husband, Peter, who found his wife slumped on the floor of their house in Stafford and called an ambulance.

Speaking from her hospital bed, Mrs Hunt,  73, who suffered paralysis down her left side, said: "He's a super cat and I'm so grateful." (March 2006)

From the BBC News website

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