Hero Chihuahua Sounds Off Alarm in Dog Theft

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It sounds funny to think that a little Chihuahua would be able to stop a thief. If you think about it, other than yapping and possibly causing lots of harm with their sharp little teeth, any criminal could easily pick up the Chihuahua and the dog’s effort to stop crimes would be in vain. However, Carly, a Chihuahua from St. Johns, Canada became a hero on Nov. 7, 2015, when her yapping alerted her owners of a man that was trying to steal her fur sibling, a Newfoundland named Silas.

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According to CBC News, Sharon Dooling the pet owners let her dog’s out around 8:00 p.m. and a minute later  Carly started barking nonstop. Dooling went out to investigate and saw a man dragging her Newfoundland down her driveway.

“I said, ‘Excuse me, what are you doing?’ he told me he’s taking his dog and I said, ‘No, you’re absolutely not,'” said the pet owner.

Without hesitating, the woman self-described as short walked up to the man and punched him on the face, then took her dog back home with her.

Photo credit: CBC
Photo credit: CBC

The man had come prepared with his own leash and had hooked up the leash to Silas’s leash. “There was no way that I was going to be able to wrestle the dog out of his hands so the only thing I could think was just punch him,” said Dooling.

After hitting the man, the criminal ran off down the street.

“Never underestimate the power of a yappy Chihuahua,” said Dooling. Thanks to the little dog, Silas is home safe where he belongs.

“It’s an inconvenience or a nuisance, you could say, when she does bark, but she’s my guard dog. Some people have big Dobermans — I have a Chihuahua.”

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