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Originally published March 26, 2014 at 4:29 PM | Page modified March 28, 2014 at 2:05 AM

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Nebraska dog dials 911 on owner's smartphone

When emergency dispatchers in Nebraska's Sarpy County picked up a recent call, all they heard were the sounds of breathing and scratching.

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BELLEVUE, Neb. —

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 (http://bit.ly/1m6BSWd) that it's the first time a dog has called the emergency center.

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.

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Information from: KETV-TV, http://www.ketv.com


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