Dog Honored with Valor Award for Saving Woman's Life

John Benton knew something was amiss when his dog tried to prevent him from leaving his home for the office.

On a quiet July morning, Titan suddenly blocked the doorway as Benton attempted to go to work. “He ran down the steps and would not let me go out the front door,” Benton said. “He was barking and running around in circles, he’d run up a few flights of steps and run back down just to keep me from going to let me know something was wrong. And that’s when I followed him up the stairs to see what he was trying to tell me.”

Benton found his wife, Gloria, unconscious and bleeding from a head injury. Doctors would later tell him she had suffered from a brain aneurysm and had fractured her skull. They also said that if Titan hadn’t come to the rescue that fateful morning, Gloria’s chances of survival would have been slim.

For his heroism, Titan has been honored by The Humane Society of the United States in the 5th Annual Dogs of Valor Awards. The award has earned him national recognition, and the Benton’s say they could not be more proud of their loyal companion – even though Gloria admits that she didn’t even want a pit bull at first.







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    July 24, 2012 8:44 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Tracey

    Good Dog! I am glad that he saved the day.

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    July 24, 2012 9:44 pmPosted 2 years ago
    SSB Pack

    What a wonderful dog!

    So happy and so adorable with his great big smile. Mrs. Benton is very lucky to have Titan keeping an eye on her.

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    July 25, 2012 12:23 amPosted 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Titan is one amazing dog!!!

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    July 25, 2012 10:00 amPosted 2 years ago
    Marco

    Titan……that is a classy name for a dog. My sense of humor would give a name like FANG to a doggie small enough to fit in a gym bag. LOL

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    July 25, 2012 11:21 amPosted 2 years ago
    Lynn Boyd

    What a handsome little hero!

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    July 25, 2012 2:57 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Cheryl F

    Pit Bulls are grand – I wish evil people would stop brutalizing them and trying to make them mean to groom their own egos.

    These dogs will protect, love, and serve even though it might cost them their own lives.

    Let’s have some respect for Pits! Good boy, Titan!

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    July 25, 2012 4:41 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Becca k

    And pitts get such a bac name and they are one of the best dogs out there they are nothing more then big teddy bears they only do what is told of them can’t blame the dog blame the owner I’m so happy to see Pitts being notice for there loyalty

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    July 25, 2012 7:12 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Way’da go puppy dog,,,,,you show the world what your kind is made of! ;D

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    July 25, 2012 11:27 pmPosted 2 years ago
    staci

    Awww what a wonderful dog. This warms my heart:)

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    July 26, 2012 1:48 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Who the Hell is cutting all these onions?

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    July 26, 2012 6:13 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Too bad the HS of the USA had to sully the event by getting involved. Great Pittie!

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    July 29, 2012 3:27 amPosted 2 years ago
    Ruth Woodhouse

    Wonderful story!

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