Pit bulls have a bad reputation for being vicious and cruel towards people, but one stray pit bull risked his life in order to protect a total stranger who was being attacked.
In August, a stray dog witnessed a man attacking a woman in Baldwin, Georgia, and when he realized the woman was in danger, he jumped in the way to save her. However, the attacker had a knife, and stabbed the brave dog five times in the chest.
Two police officers found the dog, and couldn’t bare to leave the stray to die after what he just did. “I don’t think we could have let that dog suffer and die. We felt like we needed to get that dog some help after what it had been through,” said Officer Timothy Clay.
They brought him to the vet and was immediately taken in for surgery. He even died twice on the operating table, however, the incredible dog who they named Hero managed to survive. “For those two officers to go to the extent they did to save him is very heroic and very awesome,” said Carla Welch, who runs the Fighting for the Bullys pit bull rescue center. “They almost lost him, but they got him there [to the vet] just in the nick of time.”
Welch helped raise funds for Hero’s medical bills and took him in at the rescue center until they found a loving home for him. “He has had a really rough life. He has had a bum back leg and a bum front leg, but he gets around fine and he’s looking for a good friend,” said Welch.
Thankfully, Tennessee couple Sarah and David Simpson heard about Hero’s incredible story and decided to adopt him. “We are really blessed to be taking this baby and making him family,” Sara Simpson wrote in a Facebook post. “Adjustments are going well.”
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[Featured image: Facebook/Fighting for The Bullys Pit Bull Rescue]