Stray Pit Bull Named 'Hero' That Was Slashed While Stopping Stab Attack Gets a Forever Home
A Georgia stray pit bull that made headlines after rescuing a woman from being stabbed and nearly dying in the process has found a forever home.
He was a street dog who became known as "Hero" after saving the woman and getting stabbed himself before undergoing emergency surgery during which he died twice.
Hero pulled through despite tough odds after the attack early this summer. On Thursday, his bravery helped earn him a new home.
Hero's new doggy parents, Sara and David Simpson, say he's getting along just fine in his new home in Tennessee with two canine friends.
"We are really blessed to be taking this baby and making him family. Adjustments are going well," Sara Simpson wrote in a Facebook post.
Simpson also recounted Hero's amazing tale and said it is a lesson in why rescues are often the best choice when searching for an animal companion.
"Adopt. Don't buy from breeders or shops. So so so many animals out there need loving homes," she wrote.
Hero was stabbed five times and was left for dead until two kind officers came to his rescue.
“He collapsed several times,” said Carla Welch, founder and director of Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue in Tennessee. “His gums were white, which meant that almost all of his blood was gone.
The pit bull lived most of his life on the streets but may have had owners in the past due to a microchip found inside of him.
"Most pit bulls are really protective," said Welch. "They can sense danger and when someone gets loud, it perks their attention."