By oldhamdei76735407, Sep 30 2016 04:06PM
Pit bulls often have a bad reputation. One pit bull, appropriately named Hero, has shown we should not to be so quick to judge. On July 22nd a man was assaulting a Georgia woman with a knife when seven-year-old Hero came to her rescue and separated the woman from her assailant. Unfortunately, Hero was stabbed several times and left for dead. When two responding officers saw him, they found an after hours vet and rushed him to a local animal hospital.
Carla Welch is the director of the pit bull rescue facility, Fighting for the Bullys. She heard about Hero on Facebook, and once she found out that he survived being stabbed five times she raised money to pay for his vet bill, which was discounted by the vet to reward Hero for his bravery. He lost almost all of his blood and died twice during surgery, but ended up surviving. Hero was placed for adoption, but until he found his forever home he recuperated with Carla in Knoxville at Fighting for the Bullys.
Hero spent most of his life on the street, but is believed to have once had a home due to the microchip found in him during the operation. Hero became available for adoption in early August, once his wounds had healed. Carla said that Hero is “very laid back, very sweet. He likes to talk to you. He’s going to make somebody a great companion. Hero will get his second chance. He will get a fantastic family, and he will finally get his happily ever after.”
About a month later Hero was adopted by the Simpson family. Of his adoption Carla said, “It’s very bittersweet today. We’re bonded already and I try not to, but with this boy you can’t help it. He’s very amazing. He has taken everything in stride. He’s healthy and awesome now. He loves everybody. He’s just a great boy.”
Sarah Simpson already has two other dogs. “I’m really excited to give someone who’s never had a home, a home, and I say someone because dogs to me are more than just dogs,” she said. “They’re people. They’re your family.”
This has been a great adventure with him, something I will never forget, and we’re going to miss him,” Carla said.
You can visit the Fighting for the Bullys website here: http://www.fightingforthebullys.org/about.html
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