There are hundreds of different types of dog breeds but the one that seems to get more attention than any others is the pitbull. Some people consider them to be a dangerous, aggressive dog but those who have owned pit bulls recognize that they can also be quite gentle and loving as well. It is a misconception to say that all pitbulls are aggressive and dangerous.
Of course, if you are somebody that has ever raised the pitbull or if you have been around them at a family member or friend’s house, you recognize that they can be the sweetest and most gentle dogs. They can also be very protective and at times, that protection may show up in the best way possible. That was the case in this story, one that has got a significant response on Facebook.
The dog in the story is not a purebred pitbull but rather, a pitbull mixed with a Labrador. The man who owns the pitbull rescued him and he is quick to help many others who are in need as well. It seems as if his dog has followed suit. Since this story has been posted on Facebook by Stacie Rae English, it has been shared over 13,000 times and has more than 50,000 likes.
It started when Stacie’s brother was walking his dog, Hurley, around the neighborhood in the evening. He had the dog off the leash so that the pooch could explore the surroundings.
Suddenly, the screams of a child could be heard. Before he could react to what was taking place, the dog was already running in that direction.
Stacie’s sister was so moved by what happened, she went on Facebook and let everyone know about it.
“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 mothers 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 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 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,” Stacie Ray writes.
She finishes 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.”
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