Dogs can become extremely protective of their owners, even at just a few months old. So when one 5-month-old pitbull puppy realized his owner was in trouble, he didn’t hesitate to take on a full grown human.
18-year-old Maya Fairweather took her boyfriend’s new puppy named Apollo out for a walk this past Monday night in Brooklyn. Maya had put her headphones in to listen to music after she let Apollo off his leash, and watched as he burned off some of his endless energy in the park.
“I felt someone pull my headphones,” Maya said. “I thought it was my boyfriend grabbing me, so I turned around and smiled — but it wasn’t my boyfriend.” Instead, it was an unknown man who then pushed her to the ground and started to pull off her pants.“I fell down on my hands,” she said. “I just closed my eyes because they say that if you see their face, they will kill you. I froze. I was really scared.”
But when Apollo realized Maya was being attacked, he came running at her attacker and bit his leg so hard that the man struggled to shake him off. “I heard him say, ‘F–k!’ and I was able to run away. I ran across the street,” Maya said.“He is a sweet dog. I never thought he would bite anyone. He never bit anyone before. He’s usually very friendly and just jumps on everyone,” said Maya, who is grateful for her protector. “He was protective. I think it would’ve been a lot worse. I wouldn’t have been so lucky… I think he saved my life.”
Cops are currently searching for Maya’s attacker, who ran off after Apollo let go, but everyone can agree that without Apollo, things would have ended very differently. “I really never wanted that dog. But you have to give him credit,” Carlos Guzman’s mother, Sonia Valcarcel, said. “The dog is a hero, he protected her. I’m sad she had to go through that, but at least, because of the dog, she was able to escape.”
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[Featured Image: Brigitte Stelzer]