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Elderly woman with Alzheimer's found by Good Samaritan, helped by pets

A woman with dementia gets help from a Good Samaritan after she loser her way home.

Posted: Jan. 9, 2018 6:02 PM
Updated: Jan. 9, 2018 6:18 PM

FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) -  The wind chill was six degrees when a concerned citizen spotted a f=Fulton woman trailed by four dogs, walking around outside.

“I asked her do you need help, said Betty May French. She said 'I don’t know,’ and I said well where do you live, she said 'I don’t know.’ I said well get in here where it’s warm.”

French learned the woman only knew her own name, her daughter’s name and that she was from Massachusetts.

French got help from a nearby doctor then contacted police. They eventually pieced together where the woman belonged.

“We mentioned Dulaney Road, and she said that was it," recalled Officer Bryan Chandler."So we got the phone book out and and sure enough we contacted her husband.”

Still with the woman, were the four dogs.

“She might not have remembered that the dogs were hers," Chandler said. "But the dogs could remember that she was the owner.”

French says she was inspired to stop and lend what help she could.

“The Good Lord, He just put it on my heart to stop. When I saw it was an older lady, I didn’t think she could harm nobody.”

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