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A Dog Has Been Honoured For Standing By His Owner For 40 Hours After A Deadly Car Crash

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Sako is a Canadian canine hero.

This is Sako: He’s just been inducted into the Canadian Purina Hall of Fame for his heroism in a tragic and heartbreaking story.

This is Sako: He's just been inducted into the Canadian Purina Hall of Fame for his heroism in a tragic and heartbreaking story.

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Last year, Sako and his owner were thrown out of their car after it tumbled more than 100 meters down a steep embankment.

Last year, Sako and his owner were thrown out of their car after it tumbled more than 100 meters down a steep embankment.

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Sako’s owner Joseph, who was only 16 years old then, was on a road trip through British Columbia with two other family members and a friend. Sako and Joseph were the only two who were thrown out of the vehicle during the fall — and the sole survivors of the crash.

Joseph lied severely injured in the woods for more than 40 hours, dozing in and out of consciousness.

Joseph lied severely injured in the woods for more than 40 hours, dozing in and out of consciousness.

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Miraculously, Sako also survived the fall, and stayed by Joseph’s side for the entire time until searchers found them.

Miraculously, Sako also survived the fall, and stayed by Joseph's side for the entire time until searchers found them.

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During those 40 hours Sako would huddle close to keep Joseph warm, and dragged him to a nearby creek so he could drink water.

During those 40 hours Sako would huddle close to keep Joseph warm, and dragged him to a nearby creek so he could drink water.

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“Sako kept my son warm and helped him survive,” Joseph’s mother told BC’s daily paper The Province, adding that Sako also, apparently, “fought off bears and kept the cougars away.”

Tragically, the other car passengers died, but Joseph and his mother attribute his remarkable survival entirely to their dog.

Tragically, the other car passengers died, but Joseph and his mother attribute his remarkable survival entirely to their dog.

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“Sako is a hero,” she said.

Sako is a hero, and he’s officially been hailed as one.

A Dog Has Been Honoured For Standing By His Owner For 40 Hours After A Deadly Car Crash

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Source: buzzfeed.com