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Heroic Pit Bulls

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.

 



Norton
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.


Popsicle
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.


Weezie

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


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