Stacey & Mike's Happy News: Kitty Saves Woman Following Heart Attack

A heroic cat saved his owner’s life by pounding his paws on her chest to wake her up after she suffered a heart attack in her sleep. That kind of kitty cat heroic behavior reinforces prior research that shows pets not only show interest in helping their owners, but will make attempts to help them on their own.

Sam was asleep when she was woken by her 7-year-old cat Billy at 4:30 a.m. She realized she was unable to move her body and had a shooting pain down her right side, so called out to her mother for help, who rushed to the hospital in the early hours of August 8.

Sam believes Billy’s swift actions saved her life. “I was a bit shocked, I went to bed and I felt fine. Suddenly I woke up in the early hours covered in sweat and couldn’t move. Billy was on my chest and was meowing loudly in my ear. He was really meowing. He doesn’t do that normally, he sleeps all day and all night, that’s his life. 

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