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That's heart-warming, Clea Thanks for sharing
Pit bull leaps to rescue
Posted on Sat, Nov. 08, 2003
A pit bull may have saved a 7-year-old Coral Springs boy from serious injury after two other dogs attacked the boy.
BY HECTOR FLORIN
Anthony Romaro got the scare of his life Wednesday night when two Akita dogs, each weighing about 100 pounds, attacked him near his best friend's home in Coral Springs.
But another kind of dog -- a type also known for vicious attacks -- may have saved the boy from more serious injuries.
Witnesses said a 2-year-old pit bull named Missy played the part of hero during the attack.
Missy, witnesses say, pulled the two Akitas -- Cella and Baci -- off Anthony after several struggles during a 15-minute span.
Anthony, a 7-year-old Hunt Elementary School second-grader, is recovering after surgery at Coral Springs Medical Center. The dogs ripped much of Anthony's left ear and bit his skull before Missy fought them off of him, said Anthony's mother, Stephanie McGuire.
''He's doing better today,'' McGuire said on Friday.
Missy suffered scrapes and cuts on the shoulders and buttocks, received a few stitches, and is back home.
''Missy saved the day,'' said her owner, Scott , who asked that The Herald not publish his last name. ``She just went out there and broke the fight up.''
Coral Springs police cited Sandra Ashley, the owner of the Akitas, for not putting a leash on the dogs, not attaching dog tags, not having proper rabies vaccinations and for biting Anthony. The fines are more than $800.
McGuire, who is friends with Ashley, hasn't decided whether to press charges.
The two Akitas are at the Broward County Animal Care and Regulation Division as Coral Springs police complete a dangerous-dog investigation, said animal care spokesman Allan Siegel.
Whether or not Anthony antagonized the dogs, and how the dogs got loose, are among the issues police are investigating.
If the Akitas are found to be dangerous, one of three things could happen, Siegel said. The owner may keep the dogs if she meets certain requirements, such as muzzling them when she leaves the home, and putting a dangerous-dog sign on the property. She may also appeal the decision, or surrender the dogs and have them euthanized.
Police and witnesses said Anthony and some friends were outside Ashley's home when the dogs escaped just before 7 p.m. Wednesday.
''The dogs got out of the house,'' said Sgt. Rich Nicorvo of the Coral Springs Police Department. ``They bit him pretty bad.''
Scott, the pit bull's owner who lives next door, was drinking coffee outside his house when the attack started. He handed another witness a metal pipe to get the Akitas off Anthony.
The unidentified person used the pipe to hit the dogs, but they continued attacking.
''They were really mauling him,'' said Scott, whose son, James, is Anthony's best friend.
Scott then let Missy out of the house to break up the fight. Police did not document any information about the pit bull.
Akitas have been known to attack humans. Last month, doctors euthanized an Akita owned by Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor after the dog bit 15-year-old Jonathon Raof on the arms and legs.
The Akita Club of America Web site states the dogs have ''complex'' personalities and, while intelligent and loyal, can ''exhibit aggressive tendencies,'' though not necessarily toward people.
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Thanks Clea for the link
Location: labouchere Rd South Perth W.A.
Walking to cross the road at the corner of labouchere road and South Tce, I was waiting for the little man to turn green as you do.
It bipped and turned green and as I was stepping off the curb I felt an allmighty tug on the bottom of my shirt and was pulled back to the curb, one leg still up in the air and all lol. A split second later a speeding car came flying around the corner at an unbelievable speed and I would have been smack bang in the middle of being run over.
So my dog literaly saved my life that day, I tell you I would not be here writing this if Sir didn't grab me and stop me from completly stepping out onto the road in the path of the speeding car.
Thanks again mate you know I will never forget it.
Last edited by Beau; 04-10-2010 at 12:16 PM.
If you find yourself going through hell; Don't stay. Just keep on going.
loving these stories!
I found this one last year...
YouTube - The loyalty of a pitbull
ETA - I just watched it again and it makes me cry!
Last edited by Loren; 04-10-2010 at 02:04 PM.
The only Pit Bull I ever had much to do with was bought home by my son, over twenty years ago, I had never seen a Pit so had no idea what this horribly emaciated little yellow dog was, we live in outback QLD and at that time these dogs were not known here, he had picked the dog up on a country road when coming into town from a shearing shed he had been working at and could not keep her where he was staying but also could not leave her on that road alone so he asked if I would take her so I said ok.
That little dog just loved my youngest child then a toddler, we thought she was maybe a sheep dog Labrador cross although she was tiny, we could not think of any other breeds she might have been, so we allowed those two to be together, no supervision even, the only time I suspected this dog to be part, maybe pig dog, I thought, was when some of our pigs got out, they would not go back into their yards so I used my other sons pig dogs to round them up, once the pigs went back in, I called off the pig dogs but little Goldie went right into the pen lugging onto a huge large white sow, at first I was terrified for this little dog, then as time went on, the sow was clearly losing it and blue tonguing (close to collapse) I had to bash this wee dog off this huge sow and it took a lot to do, I was stunned by her persistence and tenacity the like of which I had never seen before, I still had no idea for many years what she was. Not until I met my first Pit Bull.
Had I known what Goldie was, I would never had allowed her near my toddler, I would most likely never have even had her on the place, my idea of these dogs was what you I even see here to some extent, all bad, not to be trusted ect.
Goldie was the best 'nanny dog' I have ever had, her devotion to my then toddler was 100% she was not dog aggressive, she was certainly not human aggressive, although to protect the child she may have stepped up to that plate but never otherwise. this dog had been horribly abused yet found it in her big heart to love that small child, she died racing across a road to see that child safe when she wandered onto a road, her eyes on the child not on oncoming traffic
Even after 20 odd years her memory is bright where other dogs have faded into the past, this was one beautiful dog, the devotion that ill-treated little scrap of a dog showed that child is seldom seen, her courage after her injury which proved fatal is also seldom seen.
Never again do I judge a breed by what I hear or read.
Any dog can bite, not many breeds were bred never to bite man, the Pit Bull was, so for people think it is a naturally vicious dog is due to media hype not the dogs actual nature, those Pit Bulls who do attack are either ill bred or have been ill reared, maybe spoilt, or maybe abused and taught to bite man.
I know one dog does not make a breed but have minded a few and seen other since Goldie all were exceptional dogs, all were well controlled and had good temperaments, the fact that some do horrific damage if they do attach is due to humans not understanding or handling them right, it is humans who need to be controlled not breeds
Beautiful Minibull Thank you for sharing that!
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