Would these two dogs – one a Pitbull and the other a Rottweiler mix – be banned in your town? If so, they wouldn’t be able to save any babies from drowning like they did in Australia in 2007. A 2 year old boy apparently wandered on to a neighbor’s property and into a dam where his family pets saved his life:
The owner of the property had heard a noise about 11am and had run to the dam, which was about 100 m from the house.
The woman found the boy lying on the embankment of the dam covered in mud with the two dogs, usually thought of as aggressive breeds, by his side.
Police said there were drag marks from the waters edge to where the boy was lying and small scratches on his arms from the dog’s claws.
“We are certain the dogs pulled him out of the dam,” a police spokesman said.
“It is an amazing story.”
“Usually thought of as aggressive breeds” – tuh! Maybe by dumb grown-ups but certainly not by saved babies. I imagine the tot’s parents weren’t too displeased with their dogs either. The dogs received a special award from the RSPCA for their heroism in 2008.