Bullhead City, AZ
- One Pit bull is being hailed as a hero today - likely saving the life of a 28 yr-old woman.
That woman was walking through a neighborhood on Tuesday when she was attacked by two "at large" dogs, reported to be Pit bulls.
Rushing to the victim's side to fend off the attackers was another Pit bull named Boomer
According to the News-Herald, Boomer dug his way out from under a fence to rush to the woman's aid.
According to the Bullhead City Police, Boomer's actions likely spared the woman from being killed.
Her injuries were severe enough that she had to be airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital.
Boomer was injured as well - though not seriously.
The two dogs responsible for the attack belonged to 20 yr-old Stephanie Penaloza.
Penaloza was cited for allowing the dogs to run at large, in addition to no license.
This particular instance is an excellent example of "punish the deed, not the breed".
Boomer, a Pit bull, saved this woman's life - he took it upon himself to escape his own fenced yard to rush to this stranger's side and fend off the vicious attack by the other two dogs.
The two dogs who were responsible for the attack appear to be owned by an irresponsible owner - one who, at the very least, does not keep her dogs contained.
What else has she failed to do for these dogs?
Regardless, Boomer is a hero who needs to be acknowledged for his good deed.
Good boy Boomer!