Woman's dog sniffs out perfect kidney donor for her

Woman's dog sniffs out perfect kidney donor for her

Just another example of how a dog can save your life. 

Woman standing with her Dobermans at the park
Woman standing with her Dobermans at the park/Instagram Screenshot/@dobermans_indie_and_dave

We rarely give our pets the credit they deserve and this story is a perfect example of what they do for us. 

A 44-year-old woman by the name of Lucy Humphrey was in desperate need of a life-saving kidney transplant. 

Her pet Doberman, Indie, managed to save her life in what is described as one in 22-million chance occurrence. 

Lucy Humphrey took her dogs out for a walk on the beach one day and Indie ran up to a stranger over 90 metres away. 

It so happened that Indie did not want to leave this stranger, whose name is Katie James. But wait, Indie had her reasons, and sometimes it's best not to jump the gun and trust the process. 

Humphrey apologised profusely to Katie and they began chatting. 

"Ms James discovered Ms Humphrey was waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant and revealed she had just gone on the donor register." (MSN)

After swapping numbers, James and Humphrey had a calling to meet that day and all because of precious Indie. 

A surgeon told the two that it was a one in 22-million chance to find the perfect match, and Indie sussed James out on a beach that they didn't plan on visiting. 

Ms Humphrey suffered kidney failure after being diagnosed with Lupus, a condition that causes inflammation to the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and joints.

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James's kidney was a match and after the surgery last October, which was successful, Humphrey is living healthily. 

It is a promising example of how sometimes it is about being in the right place at the right time, and how our pets really do have a higher calling. 

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