Dog Honored for Saving Woman’s Life

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John Benton knew something was amiss when his dog Titan 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 might have not survived.

Now Titan has honored by The Humane Society of the United States in the 5th Annual Dogs of Valor Awards. His heroism has earned him national recognition, and the Benton’s say they could not be more proud of their loyal companion.

6 thoughts on “Dog Honored for Saving Woman’s Life”

  1. I was just reading this on the Huffington Post, and people are still talking bad about pitbulls even after being shown a number of great positive pitbull stories like this as well as stories about how other breeds do and have attacked. But yet they can’t get it thru their thick heads that pitbulls are fantastic dogs and Titan just proves it. Go Titan congrats on winning the neighbor of the year award and congrats on the committee for allowing him to win and recognizing how awesome dogs especially pitbulls are !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Wow! A great story! Titan proves what great animals pit bulls are. They have gotten such a bad rap for so long. It’s great to hear one of the good stories! Way to go, Titan!


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