Do you know any heroic Pit Bulls? Well you are about to meet some great dogs!
See if you recognize any of the dogs below.
He saved his human mom’s life
after she had gone into anaphylactic shock from a spider bite.
Norton, who was rescued from a fight ring, went to the master
bedroom and kept pushing his owner’s husband until he awoke and
could rescue his wife.
The Number 1 United States Customs Dog is an American Pit Bull Terrier named Popsicle. How did he get that name? He was found during a drug bust in a freezer where he had been left to die after being used as a bait dog for dog fighters.
One night two
armed men broke into Melissa Willis's home. They pointed a gun
at her while her son stood behind her. Weezie, their male pit
bull, came to the rescue! Weezie placed himself between his
family and danger, and with every advance by the men, he pushed
his family backwards until they were to the exit. He kept the
armed robbers focused on him so his family would be safe.
One day while
outside watching one of the kids in her family, Weela suddenly
body-slammed 11-year-old Gary and sent him flying. Gary’s mom,
Lori, saw the whole thing and was surprised since Weela had
always played so well with the kids. Then she saw a big
rattlesnake sink its fangs into Weela’s face and she understood
Weela had saved Gary’s life! A few years later, Weela saved the
lives of 30 people, 29 Dogs, 13 horses and 1 cat. Heavy rains
caused a damn to break on the Tijuana River. Weela pulled 30 to
50lb loads of food across the river to a tiny island to feed the
stranded animals the entire month they were there.
Cheyenne, Dakota and Tahoe
One of the top
rated Search and Rescue (SAR) dogs is Dakota, an American Pit
Bull Terrier. Kris Crawford, who has two other pit bulls that
are also certified SAR dogs, owns Dakota. Dakota is so good at
what she does, that NASA requested Kris and Dakota to assist in
the recovery of the Astronauts after the tragic 2003 shuttle
disaster. Kris and Dakota were also involved in the Laci
Peterson investigation. Kris and her team have been involved in
many cases and have made national news on several occasions.
Cheyenne, Dakota and Tahoe are also certified hospital therapy
dogs. They can often be seen at pet fairs, shows, schools, etc.
It is important to Kris to have the girls out educating the
public about the true spirit of the Pit Bull and teaching
children canine safety. Animal Planet recently aired a “Pet
Story” edition on Kris Crawford, as did National Geographic’s
“Dogs with Jobs”. You can learn more about Kris, Cheyenne,
Dakota and Tahoe at www.forpitssake.org