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Mame, an Akita breed of dog, will be honored for distinguished service after coming to the rescue of an elderly woman in Senboku, Akita Prefecture, on March 23, police said Wednesday.

The 12-year-old dog alerted its owner of trouble in the distance while they were out for a walk around 1 a.m. The dog had discovered a woman slumped on the side of the road, according to police.

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