This story took place in Columbus. Harry, a wheelchair-bound man, and his cat, Tommy, lived in that city. One day, Harry felt sick. He tried to reach for the phone to call an ambulance, but unluckily shifted and fell out of his chair. The man could not get up. He had a microstroke. His favorite cat came to the rescue. Seeing that Harry was sick, Tommy got to the phone and surprisingly was able to call emergency services.
The dispatcher who took the call heard only the cat crying. So she hung up and called back. When no one answered the phone, the operator realized there was trouble and sent the police to the house.
A police officer corroborated the story. Upon entering the house, he saw Harry unconscious on the floor and called the paramedics. No one else was in the house at the time except the cat.
When Harry recovered, he explained that he had once tried to teach the cat to use the speed dial. The first number set in the phone is precisely the telephone number of the rescue service.
Then the cat gave no indication that he understood what to do. But, as it turned out, he did remember some things. Harry considers his cat the real hero who kept him alive.