Real Name: Mia
Case: Unusual Phenomenon
Location: Garberville, California
Details: Nancy Best of Garberville, California was the mother of three children. She also owned and ran two successful coffee shops. But despite her hectic lifestyle, she always spent the afternoon with her dog, Mia. Then, one afternoon in early 2000, she noticed that Mia was acting strangely. She started biting at her shirt and licking at her breast. Desperate for some sleep, she banished her to the backyard, but Mia was persistent. One night, she bit and pulled on Nancy's shirt.
The next afternoon, Mia hit her nose against Nancy's breast so hard that it hurt. When she felt it, she felt a lump. Medical tests showed that it was cancerous. She underwent chemotherapy and since then, she has been cancer-free. She contributes her survival to Mia, because she probably wouldn't have found the lump, and within a few months she may have died.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the July 15, 2002 episode as a part of a segment on pets who sense illnesses in humans along with Shadow. It was also featured on It's a Miracle.