When emergency dispatchers in Nebraska's Sarpy County picked up a recent call, all they heard were the sounds of breathing and scratching.
Dispatchers were worried — until they learned the noises were coming from a dog who dialed 911.
Sarpy County 911 Assistant Director Marilyn Gable tells Omaha television station KETV that it's the first time a dog has called the emergency center.
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The dog's owner, Melissa Acosta, says she thought her 2-pound Japanese Chin, Sophie, was trying to curl up next to her on the couch, when she realized Sophie was scratching at Acosta's smartphone with her paw.
Then Acosta heard a voice from the phone asking for an "address of the emergency."
Acosta says the whole thing is "a little embarrassing." Sophie, of course, had no comment.