Hero the pit bull has not had an easy life in North Georgia, but his injuries and loneliness didn’t stop him from saving a woman’s life… and earning his name!
According to KREM, a woman was about to be attacked by a man when Hero stepped in to save her. Sadly, Hero was stabbed five times by the man for stepping in, but luckily, he was able to save the woman’s life.
The crazy part is that Hero didn’t even know the woman, but his protective instincts kicked in and he immediately put himself between the attacker and the victim. When police arrived, they were able to transport Hero to the vet, where he received emergency surgery.
The founder and director of Fighting for the Bully’s Pit Bull Rescue, Carla Welch said that the pup almost bled out: “They almost lost him but he got there in the nick of time.”
Hero almost died twice during surgery since his attacker inflicted such deep wounds, but Hero pulled through. If it wasn’t for the timely intervention of the officers, Hero probably wouldn’t have made it.
But when Carla Welch heard his story, she took him into her rescue. Through online fundraising, she was able to organize support to pay for Hero’s medical costs, and everyone agrees that Hero was very courageous and brave.
Welch says that after everything Hero went through, the 7-year-old pit bull will be a great addition to anyone’s family. “Hero will get his second chance,” Welch said. “He will get a fantastic family, and he will finally get his happily ever after.”
Watch this video of Hero below and please SHARE his incredible rescue with your friends and family on Facebook!
[Featured Image Credit: Carla Welch]