1. Lilly’s Train Track Heroics
Christine Spain was walking her pit bull, Lilly, back from a friend’s house when she collapsed at the worst possible time: on the railroad tracks with an approaching train on the horizon. It was at that moment that Lilly rushed into action and pulled her owner away from harm. Lilly sustained an injury to her front paw from the train, but made a full recovery after receiving treatment at a nearby animal hospital.
2. Abby Saves Neighbor from House Fire
Joe Andrews was inside his house resting one afternoon when he heard a relentless barking from his neighbor’s yard. Abby, the dog next door, was usually very quiet, so this behavior seemed strange. He went outside to discover that his porch was on fire, and Abby was desperately trying to get someone’s attention. Joe was able to put out the flames and credits his neighbor’s dog for saving not only his porch, but possibly his life.
3. Titan Saves Woman Having Brain Aneurysm
John Benton was on his way to work when his dog, Titan, blocked him from leaving. He was running up and down the stairs trying to get his owner’s attention. John decided to follow Titan up the stairs where he discovered his wife, Gloria, lying unconscious on the ground. She had fallen down after suffering a brain aneurysm and fractured her skull. Doctors said they wouldn’t have been able to save her if it hadn’t been for the heroics of their pit bull, Titan.
4. Peaches: The Boston Marathon Therapy Dog
Years after almost being euthanized, Peaches spends her time visiting those who were still affected by the Boston Marathon bombing. With her positive demeanor, this pup is a welcome sight for people who are in need of some serious stress relief.
5. Jack Rescues Kitty from Two Coyotes
Sherree Lewis is the proud owner of a pit bull named Jack and a cat named Kitty. Pit bulls are incredibly loyal animals, so naturally the two have forged a strong connection and are practically inseparable. Their friendship hit a critical moment this year as two wandering coyotes managed to catch Kitty in their backyard. In a flash, Jack sprinted out of the house and fought off the coyotes, saving Kitty’s life. After treatment at an animal hospital, Kitty has made a nearly full recovery, and Jack still rarely leaves her side.
*Please note that the above photo is not Jack*
6. Bo Saves a Stray Dog from Drowning
Destinee Billiot was walking outside one day when she was stopped by her neighbor’s pit bull, Bo. The dog was frantically barking to get her attention, so Destinee followed Bo to a nearby canal where she found a stray dog struggling to stay above water. She quickly ran to get help and was able to safely lasso the dog in. The stray, nicknamed Lucky, now has a renewed lease on life thanks to his new canine pal, Bo.
*Please note that the above photo is not Bo*
7. Standing by His Owner During Chaos
An unidentified man and his pit bull were on the receiving end of a tanker truck crash on I-95 in East Lyme, Connecticut. After the truck crushed the car, the heroic dog guarded his owner until help arrived. Witnesses called for the dog, but he wouldn’t budge until the man was safely removed from the vehicle.
*Please note that the above photo is not of the pit bull from the accident*