Yes! I saw that story this week too! I tried to send myself the link but was unable to A similar event occured during the early summer in Dade County, Florida. In this instance a woman, with her toddler, was about to get into her car in a mall parkinglot when she was confronted with an attacker. A pitbull charged the attacker and he ran off. (I don't know recall if he was captured or not).
It turned out that the pit was a stray, and taken in by Animal Control. No one came forward to claim him, and the family he protected adopted him, naming him "Angel." Good stuff.
Weela was named Ken-L-Rations Dog Hero of the Year in 1993. She plowed the eleven year old son of her "Mom" over and in turn was bitten by a snake that was about to strike the boy. She also, in that same year, during horrific flooding of the Tijuana River, led other animals, including 30 stranded horses ,away from swift currents in the river, to safer crossing areas; and she did the same with stranded people. A sixty-five pound heroine!
Teddy Roosevelt (who else would have a dog like a pittie) had a pitbull while serving as President; and of course, Helen Keller was photographed with her pit (well, I think it's a Boston Terrier, but same genetic pool).
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