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Published On: Mon, Jul 31st, 2017

This Brave Pit Bull Saved a Little Boy From a Snake Attack

Stacie Rae English recently posted on Facebook about her brother, Shelby. Shelby was out walking his dog, Hurley, in their neighborhood around 10pm. Because it was late at night, Shelby let the dog off leash so he could explore. All of a sudden, Shelby and Hurley heard a young boy scream and Hurley took off in the direction of the sound.

From Stacie Rae English:

“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. They asked to take a look at Hurley to see if he was bitten. To my brother’s 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 through out 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.
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.”

Seeing the incredible bravery and courage of this dog, who stepped in to help a stranger is enough to bring tears to our eyes.

Out of the six to eight million cats and dogs who end up in U.S. shelters every year, one in four are Pit Bulls or pit-associated breeds and mixes. Sadly, these dogs are currently, the most wrongly marginalized in the U.S. and many other parts of the world. Pit Bulls carry the burden of years of false stigma and myths that they are naturally vicious animals when actually, this stereotype comes from the fact that they are frequently abused and misused in illegal dogfighting rings.

If more people would just give Pit Bulls a chance, they can be very loving companions, and in some communities, they have even become heroes, saving people and their guardians from harm, or in this sweet story, a little boy. Some even protect citizens by using their talents by working on a police force or even as mayors!

Full story: www.onegreenplanet.org