Even at just a few months old, puppies are incredibly loyal to their human companions and will do absolutely anything to protect them from harm.
So when one Texas woman was out for a walk on a popular walking and running path with her 10-month-old Rottweiler puppy named Hercules, he didn’t hesitate to protect her when a strange man appeared out of nowhere and forcefully grabbed her from behind.
This past weekend, Catalina Humphrey decided to enjoy some time outside on a beautiful day by taking Hercules on a walk on a wooded path in a Houston suburb. But while walking on the trail, a man came up behind her and grabbed her from behind. “I didn’t have a purse on me. I just had my workout gear on,” Humphrey said. “I didn’t have something that would draw me out for him to want to attack me like that. I don’t know what his intent was, but I know it wasn’t good.”
But before Humphrey even had a second to react, her 110-pound dog instantly reacted by pinning him to the ground and biting him repeatedly until he managed to get up and run away. “The minute that he ran, I saw blood on the ground,” Humphrey said. Humphrey and Hercules sprinted home and reported the attempted attack to the police. Humphrey knows she’s lucky Hercules was there to protect her, but is still shaken by the incident. “It’s still hard for me to want to leave my house, because I’m still trying to wrestle with that,” she said.
“To know he protected me … I am beyond grateful he did that,” Humphrey said about Hercules, who always knows when she is upset or afraid. “He is a hero because he saved my life.”
Watch the entire video below to see how protective this sweet Rottweiler is of his owner.
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[Featured image: KHOU]