A lot of people are still under the impression that pit bulls are violent and dangerous dogs, when the contrary is more often true than not. Meow GAG has found out that many owners of the breed will tell you that they’re sweet, trustworthy, and very protective of their families and the people close to them.
Additionally, this guy’s pit bull lab mix showed that they also don’t hesitate to rescue others in need, particularly children. This story by Stacie Rae English is certainly not an exception to that. She posted tales of an inspiring rescue by her brother’s dog Hurley on Facebook, where it quickly accumulated more than 53,000 likes and 13,000 shares.
Stacie’s brother was just walking around along with his adorable dog Hurley in the neighborhood in the evening. Since he can unleash him and let him truly explore his environments and sensations.
Unexpectedly, the man heard loud screaming from a child. Before Stacie’s brother could react to the situation, Hurley had already made its way heading for the screaming baby.
Stacie Rae English, Hurley’s owner’s sister stated that she was so moved by what had happened that day. She even took to Facebook to share her experience. Here’s what she posted:
“My brother was walking his pit bull lab mix, Hurley, in our neighborhood field around 10 pm. He walks him this late so he can let him off his leash so he can do what he loves to do, explore all the different smells. They heard a young kid scream and before my brother knew it, Hurley took off after the scream.”
“With my brother close behind, he saw Hurley grab a copper head snake away from the little boy and fling it around, later found out he had killed it. The little boy ran to his mother’s vehicle and drove off so fast that my brother was unable to find out any information on the little boy. (We are assuming because they left so fast that he was bitten and being rushed to the ER) My brother then went on to call animal control and the Highland Village Cops showed up to check out the scene.”
Stacie Rae adds:
“They asked to take a look at Hurley to see if he was bitten. To my brothers surprise, he was bleeding, had a swollen neck and foaming from his mouth. Sure enough, they found two puncture wounds in his upper lip. Shelby rushed Hurley to Denton Animal Emergency Hospital where he stayed the night so they could check his blood clotting ability multiple times throughout the night.”
“Shelby and Hurley both got home this morning. Thank God, Hurley is doing a lot better this morning, just seems a little uncomfortable with his swollen face and neck,” Stacie Ray writes.
Indeed, a job well-done Hurley!
The sister finishes off by writing:
“It was later discovered the little boy had come across a copper head nest and hopefully Hurley prevented him from getting bitten, or at least getting bitten multiple times. We are still trying to find out who the little boy is and make sure he is okay. Here’s our hero pit bull. I’d like for his story to get around for those who judge his breed.”
What a rescue! I think we all know who the good boy is here. Share this story to show the world the real and astonishing nature of this heroic breed!