Kudos to Hero the pit bull for saving a woman who was being stabbed and kudos to all who helped Hero live and find a forever home.
A Georgia stray pit bull that made headlines after rescuing a woman from being stabbed and nearly dying in the process has found a forever home.
He was a street dog who became known as “Hero” after saving the woman and getting stabbed himself before undergoing emergency surgery during which he died twice.
Hero pulled through despite tough odds after the attack early this summer. On Thursday, his bravery helped earn him a new home.
Hero’s new doggy parents, Sara and David Simpson, say he’s getting along just fine in his new home in Tennessee with two canine friends.
“We are really blessed to be taking this baby and making him family. Adjustments are going well,” Sara Simpson wrote in a Facebook post.
Simpson also recounted Hero’s amazing tale and said it is a lesson in why rescues are often the best choice when searching for an animal companion.
“Adopt. Don’t buy from breeders or shops. So so so many animals out there need loving homes,” she wrote.
Hero was stabbed five times and was left for dead until two kind officers came to his rescue.
Officers Timothy Clay and Daniel Seeley brought the courageous pooch to a local vet where he died twice during surgery.
“He collapsed several times,” said Carla Welch, founder and director of Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue in Tennessee. “His gums were white, which meant that almost all of his blood was gone.
According to Welch, Hero was a well-known stray in the neighborhood and knew the victim well.
The pit bull lived most of his life on the streets but may have had owners in the past due to a microchip found inside of him.
“Most pit bulls are really protective,” said Welch. “They can sense danger and when someone gets loud, it perks their attention.”
I Still Love Dogs makes an important point, which is that the protective nature of the pit bull is often overlooked due to negative reporting about these creatures.
Stories of Pit Bulls saving their pet parents from attacks really aren’t that unusual, although you’d never know it from the news media, which generally prefers to report only negative stories about these misunderstood dogs.
Last week, a 7-year-old stray Pit Bull in Baldwin, Ga., saved a life — not of a family member, but of a total stranger when he got between a man and the woman he was attacking. The man stopped attacking the woman, but he stabbed the Pit Bull five times.
When police officers Timothy Clay and Daniel Seely arrived at the scene, the dog was lying in a pool of blood. They rushed him to the nearest animal hospital and gave him the appropriate name “Hero.”
“I don’t think we could have let that dog suffer and die,” Sgt. Clay told WATE. “We felt like we needed to get that dog some help after what it had been through.”
Hero almost didn’t make it through surgery, but he managed to pull through.
Hooray! Hero will have a child to play with in his new home. Pit bulls love children.
He looks pretty happy. Who says good deeds are not rewarded!