One of the most misunderstood canine breeds in the world is probably the pit bull. They have not benefited greatly from their notoriety. People often connect pit bulls with aggression and violence, but as with all dog breeds, it all depends on the owner and how the dog is raised.
Just like kids, dogs need on solid training. Pit bulls may be bigger than many dogs and may have stronger bites, but they can also be trained to behave nicely and kindly. Although they may appear frightening, I believe it is safe to state that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. There are many pit bulls who enjoy spending time with dogs.
Hurley, a courageous and astute pit bull that went above and beyond to protect a young boy from a snake, is one of these dogs.
Sister of the owner of Stacie Rae English Hurley. She was so moved by what had occurred that day that she posted about it on Facebook. She posted the following:
“My brother was walking his pit bull lab mix, Hurley, in our neighborhood field around 10 pm. He walks him this late so he can let him off his leash so he can do what he loves to do, explore all the different smells. They heard a young kid scream and before my brother knew it, Hurley took off after the scream.”
“With my brother close behind, he saw Hurley grab a copper head snake away from the little boy and fling it around, later found out he had killed it. The little boy ran to his mothers vehicle and drove off so fast that my brother was unable to find out any information on the little boy. (We are assuming because they left so fast that he was bitten and being rushed to the ER) My brother then went on to call animal control and the Highland Village Cops showed up to check out the scene.”
Stacie Rae adds:
“They asked to take a look at Hurley to see if he was bitten. To my brothers surprise, he was bleeding, had a swollen neck and foaming from his mouth. Sure enough, they found two puncture wounds in his upper lip. Shelby rushed Hurley to Denton Animal Emergency Hospital where he stayed the night so they could check his blood clotting ability multiple times through out the night.”
“Shelby and Hurley both got home this morning. Thank God, Hurley is doing a lot better this morning, just seems a little uncomfortable with his swollen face and neck,” Stacie Ray writes.
What a close call, wow! Hurley did a fantastic job.
The sister finishes off by writing:
“It was later discovered the little boy had come across a copper head nest and hopefully Hurley prevented him from getting bitten, or at least getting bitten multiple times. We are still trying to find out who the little boy is and make sure he is okay. Here’s our hero pit bull. I’d like for his story to get around for those who judge his breed.”
Doesn’t this just show that not all pit bulls are bad? Obviously, they might even save your life in some circumstances. To recognize Hurley’s outstanding bravery, kindly share!