A dog which prevented its owner from committing suicide in France has become a little hero,Metro News reports.
The 63-year-old woman intended to kill herself by walking into the garden of her home in southeastern France with her dog, a male German Shepherd mid last week.
The local police told the press that the woman fired several test shots of a 22-calibre rifle to ensure that it was working before she turned the gun on her chest.
“At the moment she pulled the trigger, her dog jumped on her and diverted the shot,” a police officer told Le Figaro, adding that the animal “probably sensed things and knocked into her to save her.”
According to police, the dog appeared to be “deeply affected” by his human’s actions.