Sick, Senior Pit Bull Saves Elderly Woman from Attack

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An Arkansas woman was just outside of her home when she was assaulted by a man attempting to rob her.  But before anything serious could happen, her old, sick pit bull came to the rescue and chased the man away.

Millie Fiser had gone to the curb in front of her Little Rock home to pick up garbage back in January, 2014 when a man snuck up behind her and knocked her to the ground.

“I didn’t see or hear anything behind me,” Fiser told KATV. “The next thing, I just got a real hard shove. I got knocked to the ground and hollered, ‘Champ, Champ, help!’”

The man repeatedly screamed at her, demanding money.

“I think it was just a random act or just desperation maybe,” Fiser said. “I don’t know.”

 

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The man never stood a chance.  Fiser’s pit bull, Champion Bartholemew Aloyisius 3000, had been behind the picket fence.  Though the nearly 12-year-old dog had arthritis, he immediately came bounding after the assailant and scared him off.

“”If Champ hadn’t come around the corner as quickly as he did, I have no doubt it would have been a lot worse situation than it was.”

Neighbors call him an attention-loving gentle giant, and Fiser says this is the first time he’s ever shown aggression towards anyone.  After the man fled, Champ dutifully returned to his owner’s side and lay down next to her and kept her warm until help arrived.

“I have no doubt that Champ saved my life, and I’ve often wondered if, you know – I know he would literally die for me, and so this was a real good example of you know, he’s right there for me – always.”

 

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0 thoughts on “Sick, Senior Pit Bull Saves Elderly Woman from Attack”

  1. I know just how loyal dogs are….I recently started having episodes of passing out. I have a pom-a-poo and my uncles elderly black lab. I’ve had 2 instances that have lasted for quite a while. No matter whether it was just a short passout or the extended one every time I wake up with them cuddled next to me and my little guy nudging my face. Animals are much smarter than we give them credit for and I firmly believe they love similarly to humans.

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  2. sad attempt. post a list of the names of the children and old people that have been mauled to death by pit bulls over the last ten years. the breed is not worth saving. people can own something else…

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    • A comment made from ignorance. It’s easier to rehab a misused dog than it is their idiot owners! Pit bulls USED TO be called nanny dogs because of their strength and loyalty to the family (of which he is a part), they were consistent and loyal. Pit bulls are a reflection of their “”owners” and do not learn to be vicious on their own!

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      • Actually, pit bulls were not called nanny dogs. It’s a myth started by a pit bull advocate a few decades ago.

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        • No, actually the were. This was not some made up story by an advocate. There are countless articles and photos of them being nanny dogs way back in the earlier 1900’s. They in indeed AWESOME dogs! One of the most loyal, loving and perfect dogs anyone can own.

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    • You are an idiot. Do you know that pitbulls are also known as a ‘nanny’ breed, because of how they will watch over and protect children? I’ll tell you this, you put a list together of people that have been mauled by pitbulls. I will put a list together of people that have had pitbulls save them, either by chasing off a criminal, pulling them from a house on fire, barking because of a house on fire, etc. You will find my list to be about 10 times the size of yours, if not more. The media doesn’t get as much response from a ‘feel good’ story like this as they do from a ‘shock’ story like a pitbull, or any other breed’ attacking someone and either doing serious damage or killing that person. Before it was pitbulls, it was Rottweilers. Before it was Rottweilers it was Doberman Pinschers. Before it was Dobes, it was German Shepards. It seems the public always has to choose a breed to villainize, often for very unfair reasons, and always from a stance of ignorance.

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      • No, they are not called nanny dogs and never were. Why do people perpetuate this myth that even pit bull advocates admit isn’t true?

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    • Well with that logic a lot more people were killed by other people than peoples so humans are worth saving and should be eliminated.

      Pitt bulls that attack have been trained to attack by “PEOPLE”
      Pitt bulls are not naturally aggressive toward people .

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    • i have a pitbull and shes extremely loyal to her owner( my 10 year old son) she loves and protects him when he and his sister go for walks. It sickens me how people think these dogs are worth nothing. They arent bred to be mean they are raised to be mean. If your loved by humans you will more than likely love your human back, if your beat by humans wouldnt you turn on humans?

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    • @under……………………Pit Bulls are wonderful dogs with humans and other animals UNLESS they are trained to be aggressive and brutal.

      Just like people, those who are raised with love and gentleness will return the same, but those who are trained to fight / kill / maim will do so until removed from that environment!!

      Not all can be rehabbed but a great many are.

      Truthfully people are can be every bit the aggressors and they have the “gift” of knowing right from wrong!

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    • YOU are not worth saving. It’s the stupid owners who make these dogs what they are. And ignorant asses like you who keep the propaganda going. To bad people like you have to exist.

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  3. Pit bulls get a bad rap. You can make any dog mean or you can make any dog loving and loyal. This pit was the latter and I think she is absolutely right that she would die to protect her because she made a loving, loyal friend by being that in return to the dog. I had a male chow that adopted me when it was dumped by the road on a job I was working. He was only a few weeks old and had a lot of health issues that cost me a fortune but he grew up to be the sweetest most gentle dog ever unless he thought you were threatening me. Then he would convince you that you really didn’t want to do that. Nothing like a pitch black dog with a big mouth of gleaming white teeth. He never bit anyone but there were a few that I’m sure he would have if they had chosen to ignore his warning.

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  4. Perfect example of how great dogs are, regardless of breed, when owned by a good person. Pit bulls have countless stories like this, many are available on the Internet.

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  5. Valiant hero, Champ! What a wonderful dog, and he’s elderly, too. See how he walks, and yet, when his “Mom” was in danger, he ran to her to save her! Pit bulls have a nasty reputation, but I don’t believe it. I believe they are sweet dogs at heart, and I think they’re so cute, too. I love pit bulls!

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