This story is just disturbing – in so many ways.
This is a story about a Pit Bull, named Buddy, who showed more courage than most people do in their lifetime, but was almost punished for that. Instead of being rewarded, he was taken away from the owner, because of the people who didn’t believe in his good intentions.
On March 2, 2017, one mother drowned her 5-year-old and while she was trying to get to her other son, Buddy stepped in. The brave dog went to save the 9-year old and attacked the mother after she tried to get the boy back from this courageous and persistent dog. Buddy’s impeccable instinct, his good judgment, and ability to make the right call at the right time prevented much bigger consequences. The 5-year-old unfortunately didn’t make it, but his brother did, thanks to the amazing Pit Bull.
Unfortunately, the authorities didn’t see it that way. The mother was arrested and now faces charges of murder and attempted murder, but because the surviving boy had bite marks inflicted by the dog while he was trying to drag him away from his mother, Buddy was taken into custody too until the investigation was complete. That’s why the dog’s owner started a Go Petition to get his pet back and convince the council Buddy is a hero.
Even the grandfather of the two boys signed the petition saying:
“I own a similar dog and I know he was trying to save the boys, it’s their nature when they are raised with kids. Let the ones who his actions affected decide. I have one grandson left because this brave dog took action as required”.
After the petition gain over 50,000 signatures, Murray River Council decided to let Buddy go, because they found that he was “acting in reasonable defense” of the child.
It is impressive how many times it turns out that the animals are much bigger heroes than humans. This incredible Pit Bull definitively deserves to be called like that.
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